This place was one our favorites on our western US tour last summer. The Black Hills National Forest is a beautiful area with stunning peaks and lakes. We stayed at Custer Trail campground for one night on the way to Wyoming. The site is a bit of a long drive around the lake and through some neighboring cattle ranches to drive down to the site. It can be reach by trailers and no problem for our Sprinter Van. You park in a line of about 5 or 6 sites next to each other with self checkin. The lake is great for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. The fishing from the shoreline north of the site was particularly good. We shared the site with one other group and appreciated the peace and quite. I would definitely recommend this one. They also have a few tent sites as well. Beautiful setting. We could have stayed longer.
This site is one of three on Deerfield Reservoir and is the hardest to get to and the quietest. there are four sites on the water for RVs, no hookups, and lots of room on the hillside for walk in tent sites. You only have to walk 100 feet or so. Pit toilets and fire rings, it pretty basic. in August of 18 it was $16 a night. We stayed two nights and we're one of three groups there. Very peaceful and we're able to watch Osprey dive into the lake all afternoon. It's in the National Forest so collecting dead and down wood is allowed and there was plenty nearby to collect.
Quite a few turns up to the campsite! Surrounded by nature and beautiful trees It rained while we were here but still managed to enjoy the quietness
While on our trip through the Badlands and round the Midwest we also got to wander around Custer State Park and love our experience. There was picture perfect views around every turn and can't wait to go back!