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Game Lodge Group Camping Area


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  • Electric pedestals (15, 30, and 50 amp)
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Flush toilets and showers
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire grates
Game Lodge Group Area
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A pond and a stream greet visitors to the Game Lodge Group Area. The area can accommodate large groups using any camping units. Fishing and swimming are available nearby in the Game Lodge Campground pond just across the highway.


State Game Lodge and Creekside Lodge (1/4 mile)

  • Buffalo Safari jeep rides
  • Full service restaurant
  • Laundromat
  • Lodging and cabins
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Store / Gift Shop / Cafeteria
  • Mountain bike rentals
  • Fuel

Park Specs

  • Reservations: 1.800.710.2267. Available one year in advance. Reservations for group areas not available online.
  • Open: May 17 through September 30
  • Size: Accommodates 100 people maximum


Located off US Highway 16A east of the State Game Lodge and across the road from the Game Lodge Campground


Campground map
Basic Trail Map

Area Attractions

  • Crazy Horse: 22 miles
  • Jewel Cave: 30 miles
  • Mammoth Site: 37 miles
  • Mt. Rushmore: 20 miles
  • Wind Cave: 23 miles

Nearest Town

Custer: 14 miles
Rapid City: 28 miles


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round

  • Temporary license (1-7 consecutive days): $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle
  • Annual License: $30

Group Camping:

  • Campsite: $7 per person per night ($140 minimum)