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Top Equestrian Camping near Lead, SD

208 Reviews

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Lead, SD (17)

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

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    Sylvan Lake Campground — Custer State Park

    38 Reviews
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    383 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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    • ADA Access
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  3. Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Lake Campground

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    Iron Creek Lake Campground

    6 Reviews
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    109 Saves
    Lead, South Dakota

    Iron Creek Lake is located in an untouched area of the pristine Black Hills west of scenic Spearfish Canyon. While it is off the beaten tourism path, a trip to the lake is just a 20-minute excursion south of Spearfish on a well-maintained gravel road. The lake was created through a WPA project to create jobs in the mid 1930s and to provide a recreation site in Lawrence County. The trail circling the lake is just about one mile in length, making the lake small enough to prohibit wakes and high-speed watercraft. The atmosphere is quiet and oriented towards families.

    Iron Creek Lake offers tent and RV camping with some electrical hookups available. The cost is $17 per night for a tent site for up to 4 people in the same immediate family, $5 extra per person above four. Campers/RVs cost $20 per site for up to 4 family members plus $5 extra per person above four. Electricity is $5 more per night, is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may require extension cords depending on the site. Dogs are welcome but also cost $5 extra per dog per night in the campground. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on the beach or in the swimming area. Some sites can also be rented on a monthly basis for a special rate.

    The twelve rustic cabins available for rent at Iron Creek Lake have more character than the typical campground cabins.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Whistler Gulch Campground & RV Park

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    Whistler Gulch Campground & RV Park

    8 Reviews
    13 Photos
    22 Saves
    Deadwood, South Dakota
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Rapid City KOA

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    Rapid City KOA

    20 Reviews
    60 Photos
    57 Saves
    Rapid City, South Dakota
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. 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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    • Reservable
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  7. Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bell Campground — Custer State Park
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Days of 76 Campground

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    Days of 76 Campground

    3 Reviews
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    16 Saves
    Deadwood, South Dakota
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    • Reservable
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    • RVs
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Elk Creek RV Park Lodge & Resort

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    Elk Creek RV Park Lodge & Resort

    3 Reviews
    8 Saves
    Piedmont, South Dakota
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  10. Camper-submitted photo from Custer-Mt. Rushmore KOA

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    Custer-Mt. Rushmore KOA

    16 Reviews
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    67 Saves
    Custer, South Dakota

    You should see the Hills from here! Custer/Mt. Rushmore KOA is your central location for visiting all of the Black Hills. We are in the center of all five major Black Hills attractions: Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, and Custer State Park, within 6 to 23 miles of the campground. You can arrange tours with a local tour company that picks you up at your site. After a day of sightseeing, unwind at our tranquil campground among the ponderosa pines, just 3 miles west of Custer. Eat breakfast or dinner at the Buffalo Cafe, located inside the store.The kids will love our jumping pillow and playground. Seasonal activities (Memorial Day to Labor Day) include a heated pool (weather permitting). We offer 1 and 2-room camping cabins (No Air Conditioning), a Fully equipped deluxe cabin, 30 & 50-amp pull-thru and back-in sites, deluxe patio sites, and several types of tent sites, from primitive to upgraded. Free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms, an on-site store, laundry ($), dump station, firewood ($), picnic tables, and propane ($) are available. Rates are higher on June 30-July 7 and August 6-15 (Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Custer Cruisin' dates). No television service is provided; some sites can receive satellite reception.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $60 - $100 / night


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