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South Dakota Camping

Where to Stay

Sleep under the stars on windswept prairies. Park your RV near the shores of the Missouri River. Rent a cabin in the ponderosa pine forests of the Black Hills. Whether your idea of camping is roughing it in the wild, indulging in self-contained luxury or something in between, find the perfect South Dakota campground or RV Park for you.

South Dakota State Parks

The South Dakota State Park system showcases the broad expanses of prairies, mountains, lakes and forests. But don’t take our word for it. Get a closer look at South Dakota’s 50+ state parks and recreation areas.

Camping Cabins

Get wild without roughing it in a camping cabin. State park cabins sleep four to five people, depending on how comfortable you are with each other, and run for $55 a night. Follow the link below to learn more about furnishings, amenities and what you should bring with.

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Sort campsites by occupancy rate to find the perfect place for you. The site’s price is determined by what category it falls in. For example, prime campgrounds (those with 90% summer weekend occupancy) go for $26 a night and we recommend you get a reservation made early.

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Horse Campsites

These special sites with corrals are reserved for people camping with horses, not horses camping on their own. There are 10 such sites in South Dakota, often near the trailhead where you’ll ride. Please be aware of current feed and inspection requirements when you make your reservation.

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Group Campsites

Bringing a large crew or locking down a site for family reunion? Group sites a great choice. Each group site includes electricity, a fire grate and picnic table unless otherwise noted. Reservations can be made one year in advance and a two-night stay is required.

Trip Itineraries

Not quite sure what part of the state you want to check out? Map out your South Dakota adventure with these pre-packaged trip ideas. 

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