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Cook Lake Rec Area

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Black Hills National Forest

Situated in a heavily forested area adjacent to Cook Lake, this campground is a peaceful setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation in the Black Hills National Forest in Wyoming. Some sites in the campground are widely spaced and open up to views overlooking the lake, and others sit…

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  • Drive-In
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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly


4 Reviews of Cook Lake Rec Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021


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Month of VisitNovember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Fishing, hiking, & camping

Great little campground! You have to drive a looong way down dirt roads through the Black Hills Nat'l Forest. There is a camp host to check in with & pay the camping fee. There is water, but the Forest Service does not really want campers using it. It is down by the camp host & he has to…

Month of VisitJune
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2019

Lake and hiking miles down gravel roads

The drive down miles of gravel roads is beautiful. I certainly didn’t expect to find this though. A large lake is big enough to swim, kayak and fish. Many drove in just to picnic here. Only one camping loop was open. 

Curl around the lake and climb a bit to find the loop. The sites vary in…

  • The entry takes a long time to get to but it’s worth the drive
  • Day use area
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Month of VisitJuly


Cook Lake Rec Area is located in South Dakota


Interstate I-90 to exit 199 (Aladdin). North on Rt 111 for 4 miles, left on Farrall Road (Rt 843) for 10 miles to Cook Lake. OR From Sundance, WY, take US 14 west or exit 185 off Interstate 90 to US 14 west, for 1.4 miles to Cook Lake Recreation Area sign at Forest Route 838. Turn right onto FR 838 and go 12.9 miles to FR 843. Turn right and go 5.4 miles to another Cook Lake Recreation Area sign on FR 842. Turn left and go 1.1 miles to campground.


44.59472276 N
104.408611 W

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