Campgrounds

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Camping guidelines

  • Fees are per night per unit
  • Checkout time for campsites is 4 p.m. or noon at Custer State Park
  • Reservations are open year-round 90 days in advance, except at Custer State Park
  • Reservations for Custer State Park can be made one year in advance.
  • Entrance licenses and camping fees are required year-round
  • Self-registration may be required
  • A three-night stay is required for campsites and camping cabins on holiday weekends at all parks except Custer, which does not require a minimum stay.
  • If two camping units* share a site, each unit must pay the camping fee

*A camping unit is a vehicle, motor home, camping bus, pull-type camper, tent or any other device designed for sleeping. Additional tents for a family (parents or grandparents and their unmarried minor children) are considered a single camping unit. Not all sites are designated as double-ups (check with park staff).

Prime Campgrounds

Electrical sites found along the waterfront featuring restrooms with showers.

$21 (plus tax)

37 sites at Chief White Crane Recreation Area
101 sites at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

Preferred campgrounds

Most popular state campgrounds featuring restrooms with showers

Electricity: $19 | No Electricity: $15 (plus tax)

Locations

Angostura Recreation Area Big Sioux Recreation Area Chief White Crane Recreation Area
Farm Island Recreation Area Hartford Beach State Park Lake Cochrane Recreation Area
Lake Herman State Park Lake Louise Recreation Area Lake Poinsett Recreation Area
Lake Thompson Recreation Area Lake Vermillion Recreation Area Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
Mina Lake Recreation Area Newton Hills State Park North Point Recreation Area
Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Oakwood Lakes State Park Palisades State Park
Pelican Lake Recreation Area Pickerel Lake Recreation Area Pierson Ranch Recreation Area
Randall Creek Recreation Area Richmond Lake Recreation Area Rocky Point Recreation Area
Roy Lake State Park Sandy Shore Recreation Area Shadehill Recreation Area
Snake Creek Recreation Area Springfield Recreation Area Walker's Point Recreation Area
West Bend Recreation Area

Modern Campgrounds

Feature restrooms with showers

Electricity: $17 | No Electricity: $13 (plus tax)

Locations:

Buryanek Recreation Area Cow Creek Recreation Area Fisher Grove State Park
Fort Sisseton State Park Indian Creek Recreation Area Okobojo Point Recreation Area
Pease Creek Recreation Area Platte Creek Recreation Area Swan Creek Recreation Area
Union Grove State Park West Pollock Recreation Area West Whitlock Recreation Area

Basic Campgrounds

Vault toilets | No showers

Electrical Campsites: $15 | Non-electrical Campsites: $11 (plus tax)

Locations

Bear Butte State Park Burke Lake Recreation Area Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area North Wheeler Recreation Area Amsden Dam Lakeside Use Area
Clay County Lakeside Use Area* East Whitlock Lakeside Use Area Lake Carthage Lakeside Use Area
Sand Creek Lakeside Use Area S. Scalp Creek Lakeside Use Area South Shore Lakeside Use Area
Tabor Lakeside Use Area Walth Bay Lakeside Use Area Whetstone Bay Lakeside Use Area
White Swan Lakeside Use Area    

*Tent sites $8/electrical sites $15. Clay County is managed by Clay County Park Board.

Custer State Park Campgrounds

Custer accepts reservations one year in advance

  • Checkout time for campsites is noon
  • Fees are per night per unit
  • Entrance licenses and camping fees are required year-round
  • Self-registration may be required
  • If two camping units* share a site, each unit must pay the camping fee

*A camping unit is a vehicle, motor home, camping bus, pull-type camper, tent or any other device designed for sleeping. Additional tents for a family (parents or grandparents and their unmarried minor children) are considered a single camping unit. Not all sites are designated as double-ups (check with park staff).

Modern

Electricity: $25
No Electricity: $21

Modern Locations

Blue Bell
Game Lodge
Grace Coolidge
Legion Lake
Stockade North & South
Sylvan Lake

Semi-Modern
Center Lake

Electricity: $23
No Electricity: $19

French Creek Horse Camp

Electricity: $30
No Electricity: $26

Fees are subject to sales tax.