Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Blue Bell Campground
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 50 ft.
Blue Bell Campground is located in South Dakota
43.7169 N
-103.4822 W
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20 Reviews of Blue Bell Campground
Blue Bell Campground - Custer State Park in SD

July 2019  Blue Bell. Beautiful. Nice restaurant and store. They offer a hay ride and cook out which sounds like lots of fun.

Very wooded and spread out

Picturesque, lots of tree cover. Close to most of what Custer St Park has to offer.

what a great place!

Stopped at Custer State Park enroute to the Badlands- what a GREAT place! I was not expecting such beautiful, forest scenery. I stayed in a tent at the Bluebell campground and it was a great experience. Nicely spaced sites, clean restrooms, and a beautiful setting makes this a campground I hope to spend time at again! I could dedicate a whole trip to Custer Park I now realize! I was there when the buffalo had just been rounded up so I could see them all. The short hike around Sylvan Lake was relaxing and lovely. Driving the wildlife loop was also a highlight. Lots to do in and near this nice state park! This is a park and campground I would recommend :)

On the Wildlife Loop

We really enjoyed Custer State Park, and this was a nice campground.

Small, Family-Friendly and Close to Everything!

Our stay at Blue Bell Campground was one of the highlights of our recent cross-country road trip. With only 30 campsites suitable for tents or RVs, this was a nice spot to unwind after busy days within the park. 

Unlike many of the other campgrounds in Custer, this one is not waterfront, so it is a bit quieter and more relaxed. Campsites are $21 (plus the entrance fee) for a standard tent site without hookups. Sites with electricity are $25, and camping cabins are $50 per night. 

We stayed in one of the tent sites at the edge of the campground, so it was super quiet, but close to the amphitheater for ranger programs, as well as the bathhouse, and the Blue Bell Stables for trail rides.  

There is so much to do in Custer State Park. We stayed for three days, but could easily have stayed longer. We hiked the Sunday Gulch Trail near Sylvan Lake, which was fantastic, drove all of the scenic drives, including the Needles Highway, The Iron Mountain Road, and the Wildlife Loop. We also swam in Legion Lake, which is the closest lake to Blue Bell, and canoed on Center Lake. 

While we were there, we made friends with our camping neighbors, who all agreed that Blue Bell Campground was one of the nicest in the park. The campground hosts are incredibly nice and cell service was pretty good compared to other spots in the park.

Amazing View

Exceptionally large park. This is closest to the southern entrance. We had bison herds South of us and North. We never managed to make it East where the long trail is, which seems to be known for wildlife. We had easy access to the West exit and had a great dining experience as well as quick access to all the local monuments. The campground was very peaceful. The showers and bathrooms were very clean. There is a centrally located atrium for events that we didn't see used. We ended up next to a group of young college age people who were spread out and noisier than most, but that was just our luck. We had a break in the tree line to see stars from our tent. There is a gas station and store right at the campground. We didn't plan enough time to give the hiking trails a chance. This campground does have horse trails.

Scenic area to camp

Loved this campground. Very clean and easy to get to. The wildlife was amazing here. Kids enjoyed the movie night and the trails.

Scenic area to camp

Loved this campground. Very clean and easy to get to. The wildlife was amazing here. Kids enjoyed the movie night and the trails.

Clean, quiet, friendly.

Clean facilities with quiet neighbors. Many come for one night and head out the next day. Firewood was a bit wet/moldy which made for smoky fires, but the campground hosts and all the park staff were super helpful! No privacy between sites as its wide open beneath amazing ponderosa pines.

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Tent, RV sites as well as camping cabins . Horse stables and trail rides onsite.Walking distance to store and excellent restaurant. Wildlife includes bison, deer, birds…