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Top Cabin Camping near Black Hills National Forest

We all love roasting marshmallows over a campfire—and you can often still do that while cabin camping in Black Hills National Forest. It's easy to find cabins in Black Hills National Forest with The Dyrt. The Dyrt makes it easy to find the perfect cabin rental near Black Hills National Forest.

Best Cabin Camping Sites Near Black Hills National Forest, SD (97)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park

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    Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park

    38 Reviews
    176 Photos
    390 Saves
    Custer, South Dakota

    Anyone who has camped at Sylvan Lake campground in South Dakota’s Custer State Park knows that Black Hills camping doesn’t get much better than this. Sylvan Lake Campground is one of eight designated campgrounds in Custer State Park, and one of the best public land destinations for camping in the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. The region’s expanse of dense forests, rolling prairies and granite mountain peaks (the very same peaks that were used to form Mount Rushmore) offer photo-snapping tourists and laced-up explorers alike a chance to dive into the ecology of the American West.

    For campers looking for a comfortable and convenient basecamp for diving into the region’s scenery and activities, Sylvan Lake campground is the place to be for many reasons. First, the 40-site campground offers access to the popular swimming spot of Sylvan Lake, where campers might feel inclined to spend their entire stay on the rocky beach of this scenic body of water. There’s also access to multiple hiking trails, suitable for all skill levels, including a trail that takes you to the curious and beautiful Black Elk Peak, the highest summit-able point east of the Rocky Mountains. Both a family-friendly spot and a hardcore adventurer’s playground, Sylvan Lake is Black Hills camping for everyone.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Big Pine Campground

    33 Reviews
    75 Photos
    306 Saves
    Custer, South Dakota

    Want seclusion and serenity? Come nestle under the whispering pines at Big Pine Campground where we strive to make every guest a return guest. Your Ideal Campground for Visiting the Beautiful Black Hills of SD. We are conveniently located near Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Jewel Cave, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park,  the Michelson Trail and many other fun attractions.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park

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    Fort Welikit Family Campground and RV Park

    21 Reviews
    24 Photos
    86 Saves
    Custer, South Dakota

    Located on the scenic Norbeck Byway away from the areas busy highways yet just one mile North of the historic city of Custer as you enter the heart of the Black Hills. Your adventure begins the minute you leave our gates.

    Just minutes from Crazy Horse, Sylvan Lake, The Needles, Jewel Cave, and Custer State Park. Easy access to Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Sturgis, and all the Black Hills Area attractions.

    100 unique sites situated in the tall, cool pines that make camping in the Black Hills an experience not soon forgotten. Sites range from full service to rustic and from private to group and family friendly, so that everyone can have the camping or RV experience they desire. ​​​ All the amenities with the cozy feeling of camping in a National Forest campground.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort

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    Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort

    18 Reviews
    40 Photos
    135 Saves
    Hill City, South Dakota

    We offer an assortment of sites, ranging from Tent Sites, Tent Sites with Electricity, Elecrtric & Water Sites and 30 or 50 AMP Full service sites with Electeric, Water and Sewer, which can accomodate any Rigs Big or Small up to 45 Feet. Don't feel like roughing it, enjoy one of our Sleeping cabins, we have several cabins to accomodate

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park

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    Game Lodge Campground — Custer State Park

    24 Reviews
    76 Photos
    128 Saves
    Keystone, South Dakota

    Centrally located in the park along US Hyw 16A near the Visitor Center, Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center, Tatanka Barn, and State Game Lodge, the Game Lodge Campground offers a bit of everything. Grace Coolidge Creek flows through the campground into a swimming beach near the playground.

    Open: April 1 - November 15 with full facilities (may change based on weather conditions) Open House Weekend - October 1 with cold water laundry November 16 - March 31 with comfort station closed, vault toilets and water hydrant available

    Located south of the Visitor Center, near the junction of US Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road

    Staffed: Camp attendant and on-site campground host.

    Sanitation & Water: Flush toilets and showers (2 facilities), dump station, drinking water, vault toilets

    ADA & Accessibility: Camping Cabins GL 5 or Campsites (electric hookup) 3E and 26E

    State Game Lodge is ¼ mile west of the campground. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, State Game Lodge served as the Summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927. Coolidge General Store is 1 mile west of the campground.

    Amenities: Full service restaurant, Buffalo Safari Jeep rides, lodging and resort cabins, gift shop, laundromat, fishing licenses, convenience store & gift shop, fuel

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park

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    Elk Mountain Campground — Wind Cave National Park

    40 Reviews
    158 Photos
    230 Saves
    Pringle, South Dakota

    Overview

    Elk Mountain Campground, straddles the edge of a ponderosa pine forest and open prairie, offering unique opportunities to view the diverse flora and fauna of the southern Black Hills. These campsites are available in both forested and open environments. May 20 to September 30: Customers can reserve reservations in advace or for the same day.__ October 1 to May 19: Elk Mountain Campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors must arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you can pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app. The QR code is located at the campgroudn kiosk. Please download the Recreation.gov mobile app before you leave for your trip (see our "Need to Know" tab for more information). NOTE: This is a cashless campground. Only credit cards will be accepted through Recreation.gov or the Recreation.gov mobile app.

    Recreation

    Hiking at Wind Cave View rolling prairie vistas, ponderosa forests, and see wildlife in its natural environment. Wind Cave National Park has over 30 miles of hiking trails on the surface and provides visitors the opportunity to view pristine Black Hills scenery. Find out which trail is the best for you. Pet Friendly Hikes If you are traveling with a furry friend, Wind Cave has two pet friendly trails. Both are close to the visitor center and about one mile in length. Become a Wind Cave Junior Ranger Kids of all ages can become a Wind Cave Junior Ranger. Complete the activity book, learn about the park, and take the pledge to earn a Junior Ranger badge.

    Facilities

    Hiking at Wind Cave View rolling prairie vistas, ponderosa forests, and see wildlife in its natural environment. Wind Cave National Park has over 30 miles of hiking trails on the surface and provides visitors the opportunity to view pristine Black Hills scenery. Find out which trail is the best for you. Pet Friendly Hikes If you are traveling with a furry friend, Wind Cave has two pet friendly trails. Both are close to the visitor center and about one mile in length. Become a Wind Cave Junior Ranger Kids of all ages can become a Wind Cave Junior Ranger. Complete the activity book, learn about the park, and take the pledge to earn a Junior Ranger badge.

    Natural Features

    Wind Cave National Park protects two very different worlds - one deep within the earth, the other a sunlit world of many resources. Bison, elk, and other wildlife roam the rolling prairie grasslands and forested hillsides of one of America's oldest national parks.__ Visit Wind Cave's Natural Entrance You can still see the largest natural opening into Wind Cave without going on a tour. This small hole is one of the only known natural entrances into the cave. Lakota oral tradition speaks of how the first bison and humans emerged from this deeply spiritual place.

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    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (605) 745-4600.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $45 / night

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    Spokane Creek Cabins & Campground

    20 Reviews
    46 Photos
    125 Saves
    Keystone, South Dakota

    Spokane Creek sits in a valley on 24 picturesque acres just 7 miles south of Keystone.

    Spokane Creek offers a wide variety of accommodations from creek side tent sites (with or without water & electricity) to level, grassy RV sites (full or partial hookup) to cabins featuring multiple levels of comfort, size and convenience.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Rafter J Bar Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Rafter J Bar Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Rafter J Bar Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Rafter J Bar Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Rafter J Bar Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from Rafter J Bar Ranch

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    Rafter J Bar Ranch

    14 Reviews
    22 Photos
    109 Saves
    Hill City, South Dakota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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