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NonProfit Youth Camping Areas

The campgrounds are designed for youth groups (Boy Scout, Girl Scouts, Church Groups, etc.) with adult supervision. Nonprofit youth groups are eligible for discount camping.

Center Lake

Open: May 16 - September 30

Facilities

  • Tent camping only
  • No electricity
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire grates

Sanitation / Water

  • Vault toilets
  • Water may be obtained from the shower house located near the swimming beach.
  • Showers are available at the Center Lake shower house between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Directions

Located within Custer State Park's Center Lake Campground complex. Center Lake Campground is located off SD Highway 87 North, three miles north of junction US 16A and SD 87N.

Center Lake Non-Profit Youth Area

Center Lake Nonprofit Youth Camp is designed for youth groups camping in tents only. Groups must have adult supervision. Fishing, swimming, hiking and outdoor adventures await you.

Shady Rest

Shady Rest Non-Profit Youth Area

Shady Rest Nonprofit Youth Camp is designed for youth groups camping in tents with adult supervision. The surrounding Ponderosa Pines create a peaceful camping experience.

Open: May 16 - September 30

Facilities

  • Tent camping only
  • Fire grates
  • Picnic tables

Sanitation / Water

  • Vault toilets
  • Water must be brought in and is available at various locations throughout the Park.
  • Showers are available between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Game Lodge Campground.

Directions

Located in Custer State Park along US Highway 16A, approximately 2 miles west of the park office

Specs

Maps

Center Lake Map

Fees

Park entrance license required year-round

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