The Red Cloud Campground is located one mile south of Chadron State Park on the west side of Highway 385, uniquely situated near the beautiful Pine Ridge area. The campground has 13 sites with picnic tables, parking pads, pedestal grills, fire rings, and a vault toilet. Access the nearby Pine Ridge Trail system via Outriderand Strong Canyon trailheads. Pine Ridge trail passes through a wide variety of landscapes ranging from grassland, Ponderosa Pine Forest, creek bottoms, canyons and open ridges with views of the nearby buttes.
After the party crowd left from the farthest campsite from the entrance, it was quiet. The vault toilets were clean enough. The campground is quite close to the road so the lights and noise from vehicles is frustrating in the middle of the night. It's also at the bottom of a hill, so you have to be careful where you place your tent if it's raining. We were fine, but most of the sites looked dangerous if you're trying to avoid low spots where water pools.