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About Blue Bell - Custer State Park
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Access
Drive In
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Blue Bell - Custer State Park is located in South Dakota
Latitude
43.718 N
Longitude
-103.481 W
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15 Reviews of Blue Bell - Custer State 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.

My favorite campground for the last 13 years. Peaceful Black Hills Magic

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…

Paradise in the Fall

Great cabin with lots of comforts and a fireplace. Gorgeous area in the Black Hills with abundant wildlife, hiking trails, sights to see etc. Had the 1st snow flurries of the season!

Perfect Black Hills spot

This campground was great! Good fire pits and picnic tables with a great view. Showers workes well and were warm. Campstore had the basics. The location was great in Custer State Park, near great hikes and bouldering areas. Best campsite I've stayed at in a while.

Beautiful campground with Ponderosa pines

This is a beautiful campground with great hiking trails. There is a wildlife loop in Custer State Park which is a must do. The campground is close to a restaurant with great food. This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds we have ever been to…make sure you check it out.

Love! Love! Love!

We LOVED Blue Bell and Custer State Park! The campgrounds were very clean and quiet. Camp hosts were very knowledgeable and available if needed. Evening programs offered every night were educational and entertaining for the most part. We stayed in a tent site which had a wonderful tent box that accommodated our 17'x8' tent rather well. Metal picnic table and fire pit were well maintained with ample room on this large site. Showers, flush toilets, potable water, and garbage area are centrally located on the grounds (a bit of a walk from the tent sites but made for a much quieter stay). Loved the location close to the wild life loop! Wild turkey, rabbit, and deer roam the grounds regularly. No mosquitos, wolves, or bear in this area (we did hear coyote regularly) which was a very pleasant surprise. We loved it here and can't wait to visit again!

Great central location in the Black HIlls

Located in Custer State Park, just a couple miles away from the entrance to the wildlife loop. Lots of great hiking, cycling, and horseback riding in the area, as well as Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Mt. Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monuments all within 30-45 minutes. There is a horseback riding stable located at the entrance to the campground. Campground has large RV sites with electric hookups, tent sites, and small cabins. Showers (cost included in campground fee) and bathrooms are sparkling clean and warm. We camped here the day it opened for the season (May 1) and were able to find a site upon arrival, but the high season books out a year in advance, so reserve early. All reservations must be done through their online system (which was not working properly on our phone) or over the phone because there is no office onsite. (http://travel.campsd.com/Reserve-A-Campsite) Firewood is sold onsite.