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South Dakota Camping

Great Places in the Great Wide Open

Breathtaking national and state parks. Glacial lakes. Historic monuments. In South Dakota, greatness comes naturally. And with more than 50 state parks & recreation areas plus countless more campgrounds around the state, the opportunities for outdoor exploring are endless.

Experience South Dakota's Wide-Open Spaces

Another adventure is always waiting just around the bend in South Dakota. Get inspired and say #HiFromSD to share your vacation experiences!

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OUR FORESTS ARE OUR FUTURE

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Whether you want to rough it in the wild or live lavishly at a glamping site, we’ve got the resources to get you started. Find out what to bring, the best places to stay and how you can keep South Dakota’s outdoors great.

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See why Custer State Park and Badlands National Park are two of the Great 8 places that put South Dakota on the map.

Custer State Park
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Custer State Park

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Badlands National Park

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Spearfish

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