BEAVER LAKE CAMPGROUND has great rates, family camping and spacious, level, shaded & open sites to suit any size RV or tent. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings and all tent sites have 10′ X 12′ rain shelters, most are shaded and some with electric. The campground is open until November 10, 2017, but we do take phone reservations all year. We would appreciate it if you would fill out the Reservation Request form. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our campground!
Beware!! The owners will try to scam you with prices!!! We booked for one day and paid in full at the time of reservation; approximately one month prior. We even received an email confirmation with price. Upon arrival they told us they made a mistake with our cabin price and said we owed 30% more. When I showed proof we paid in full, the female owner became incredibly argumentative and stated too bad that is the price! I told her we were only paying for what they quoted us when we had PAID IN FULL! Then she says“Fine, I will give you a deal and we can meet in the middle or I will send you to a smaller cabin than listed in the confirmation email”. She was incredibly argumentative, condescending and rude and went on and on! I reiterated this cabin was chosen due to its proximity to my sister and moving us was also not acceptable. It’s clear they run the business completely disorganized! It took her digging around for 15 minutes to find our information then returned and argued even more with me. She refused to understand the point that her poor business practices were not the visiting consumers fault. What she also didn’t realize was that my sister was also staying at one of their other cabins and had been there for 5 days prior and guess what…exact same thing happened.. upon arrival they told her the bill was 30% higher than what was told over the phone when making the reservations and she had booked it 7 months prior to me!! Owner used the exact same excuse..“it was my employee Ross who made a mistake”. Unfortunately his mistake cost my sister another$350! I find it remarkably incompetent that they have Ross make the same reservation intake mistake in January(sisters booking dates) that employee Ginger did in July(my date of booking it). My advice to ANYONE staying here if you even DARE to roll the dice on your vacation, MAKE them confirm the price per day in an email, make them email you the amount you put on deposit and make them email you the remaining balance due at arrival and THEN be prepared to have to find a new place to stay at the very last minute when your exhausted and tired because the owners could care LESS that their employees made mistakes(even openly admitted this to us) and decide to not honor any words they state. Not even worth the hassle in my opinion and the owner had the audacity to blame it all on us and slam papers and things around the counter… AFTER she said her employees had been making mistakes in reservations lately! She was defensive and rude for THEIR mistakes and totally takes it out on YOU! Total shit show there… and with the vast selections of places in the area to stay at, I recommend selecting a place that has integrity and honesty.
We really appreciated all the amenities this campground had to offer! Full hook-ups, laundry, shower houses, store, pool w/slide, bikes and the playground. Our site was pleasantly big compared to some of the others. We were all pretty packed in, but the way the sites are stacked makes them feel a little more private. The kids had a blast at the pool, playground and riding the free bikes--although they were in poor condition. This campground was a good location for a home base while exploring the area. The WiFi wasn’t very good, but we could occasionally get a little reception. My Sprint phone had no cell service. My husband had an encounter with a VERY snippy employee when he questioned the date they had us down to leave on. It’s a long story, but the bottom line is that no matter the situatIon, or who‘s at fault, treating a guest rudely is not acceptable! Everyone else seemed nice enough, but this employee definitely put a bad taste in our mouths for the place. We likely won’t return.
We tend to do more secluded campsites for a few days and then find a place like Beaver Lake to plug in for a night, drain our tanks, and refill our fresh water. We were very happy with the site we had here and will stop back again in the future. Short drive to the Jewel Cave which is great because it took us 2 attempts to get tickets to see it as it sells out fast. After not getting into Jewel Cave the first day we hiked Black Elk Peak and then stayed here to wake up early to be at the cave when it opened.
We have stayed at this campground many times over the years and have never been disappointed! The owners are wonderful and go out of their way to help their customers when needed. Very quiet area, extremely clean restrooms and showers. Play area for young children, and even a fenced area for dogs to play. I highly recommend this campground for anyone visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota!!!
We just spent a week in this wonderful campground. It was VERY quiet when we arrived, but we were a week ahead of most people. The campground is great! The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bathrooms and showers were exceptionally clean. We used their showers even though we have one in the trailer because I prefer a shower, not a rinse sometimes v:) The location is close to Mount "Mushmore" as our granddaughter called it, and close to so many other things. We even took a day trip over to the Badlands and also a day trip over to Devil's Tower in Wyoming….We will go back again next year!
On a 3+ week road trip, we stayed at Beaver Lake Campground for 4 nights and used this location as our ‘home base’ for the entire extended area in South Dakota: Badlands NP, Rapid City, Black Hills national forest, Mt. Rushmore, the very large Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and the variety of scenic byways that connect them. It’s about 90 minutes away from the Badlands, but it was worth it to drive back out that direction rather than a.) having to camp at a separate site for only 1 night and b.) having to camp in that environment, which is generally much hotter and more arid than the Custer area within the Black Hills.
The campground is located about 3 miles outside the main drag of Custer, which is a great location for exploring the area. It is large and predominantly an ‘RV’ style campground, though they also have some small cabins that you can rent. They have laundry on site (which is nice when you’re on a road trip), a small camp store with everything that you would need, and the campground hosts are very nice and accommodating. The bathhouses weren’t the greatest (a little dirty and the woman’s shower stall in the bath room near the pool had a broken shower hose which sprayed me in the face when I was showering - quite annoying!), but they were conveniently placed. The pools looked nice, but with so much to do in the area we honestly did not spend any time in the campground during swimming hours so I can’t comment much on them. In general, everyone that we met at the campground seemed extremely nice, our particular camp site was beautiful, large, and well-situated, and the campground had everything that we needed (and more) in a fantastic location. Pretty close to perfect!