Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Beaver Lake Campground

BEAVER LAKE CAMPGROUND has great rates, family camping and spacious, level, shaded & open sites to suit any size RV or tent. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings and all tent sites have 10′ X 12′ rain shelters, most are shaded and some with electric. The campground is open until November 10, 2017, but we do take phone reservations all year. We would appreciate it if you would fill out the Reservation Request form. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our campground!

Fee Info
Rates for all rentals including cabins are based on 2 adults and 2 children (15 and under – children under 5 are free). Additional people are $6 per person. During the Sturgis Rally, rates are based on 2 adults, additional people are $10 per person. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed and cleaned up after. Please do not bring pets with you that are not family friendly. You can’t leave a pet tied up outside your site while you are site seeing. Please either leave your pets in your RV (if they don’t bark when you are gone) or arrange to board them elsewhere. Extra tents at sites will be $24 extra.
Reservation Info
We now have a 7 passenger van. It will rent for $70 for the first day and $55 for each subsequent day. If you are reserving the car in advance, a deposit of the first day must be made. All drivers must be over 25 and have a valid drivers license and insurance card. Reservations for the car rental is advisable. Car rental includes a pass to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. We offer a 10% discount for Good Sam members, Join Today! Seniors 65 & Over, FMCA members, or persons with an active or retired Military ID. Discounts are only applied when checking in and showing a valid card, and are not reflected on reservations. During the Sturgis Rally the only discount we offer is Good Sam.
$34.00 - $130.00
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 60 ft.
Beaver Lake Campground is located in South Dakota
43.7404 N
-103.6568 W
Get Directions
If you are coming from Denver area or I25, it is better if you take the Lusk Exit off the interstate, which is Hwy 18, when you get through Lusk, you will come up to Hwy 85. Turn left, there, then that will take you to Hwy 16 in Newcastle, WY. Most directions say to go through Edgemont but although that is a little shorter, it is has more hills and curves. Turn right on Hwy 16 , you will go past Jewel Cave, then we will be the next campground you see on the right. If you are coming from the East on I90, you want to take exit 61 off the Interstate which will become Truck 16. Stay on that road until you get to Hwy 16. Turn left and you need to stay to the right and go through Hill City to Custer. When you get in Custer, turn right at the first stop light you come to and we will be located on the Left. If you are coming up from the south you will be on 385. When you come to the first stoplight you will need to turn left and we are 3.5 miles on the left. If you need any further help, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-346-4383 or on your cell phone 605-673-2464 and we would be glad to help you.
9 Reviews of Beaver Lake Campground

Stayed overnight , paid online but asked for GS discount upon arrival . I was given the rate but then was told as it was only 1 day I shouldn’t have been given it Went to site , the electrical box smoked , which happens , cable Tv was so statically we couldn’t watch. Called office and was given another site , same problem with the cable but the site was good. After leaving I checked my credit card and found I was charged the price difference between the 2 sites !!!


Beware!! The owners will try to scam you with prices!!! We booked for one day and paid in full at the time of reservation; approximately one month prior. We even received an email confirmation with price. Upon arrival they told us they made a mistake with our cabin price and said we owed 30% more. When I showed proof we paid in full, the female owner became incredibly argumentative and stated too bad that is the price! I told her we were only paying for what they quoted us when we had PAID IN FULL! Then she says“Fine, I will give you a deal and we can meet in the middle or I will send you to a smaller cabin than listed in the confirmation email”. She was incredibly argumentative, condescending and rude and went on and on! I reiterated this cabin was chosen due to its proximity to my sister and moving us was also not acceptable. It’s clear they run the business completely disorganized! It took her digging around for 15 minutes to find our information then returned and argued even more with me. She refused to understand the point that her poor business practices were not the visiting consumers fault. What she also didn’t realize was that my sister was also staying at one of their other cabins and had been there for 5 days prior and guess what…exact same thing happened.. upon arrival they told her the bill was 30% higher than what was told over the phone when making the reservations and she had booked it 7 months prior to me!! Owner used the exact same excuse..“it was my employee Ross who made a mistake”. Unfortunately his mistake cost my sister another$350! I find it remarkably incompetent that they have Ross make the same reservation intake mistake in January(sisters booking dates) that employee Ginger did in July(my date of booking it). My advice to ANYONE staying here if you even DARE to roll the dice on your vacation, MAKE them confirm the price per day in an email, make them email you the amount you put on deposit and make them email you the remaining balance due at arrival and THEN be prepared to have to find a new place to stay at the very last minute when your exhausted and tired because the owners could care LESS that their employees made mistakes(even openly admitted this to us) and decide to not honor any words they state. Not even worth the hassle in my opinion and the owner had the audacity to blame it all on us and slam papers and things around the counter… AFTER she said her employees had been making mistakes in reservations lately! She was defensive and rude for THEIR mistakes and totally takes it out on YOU! Total shit show there… and with the vast selections of places in the area to stay at, I recommend selecting a place that has integrity and honesty.

Great place to stay while visiting Mt. Rushmore

This campground was great for all types of camping. They had full hookups to dry camping. It was on the out skirts of Custer, SD but away from the busier areas. It was close to many other places to visit like Crazy Horse, the hot springs, Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave NP and Custer State park. They had a swimming pool and a large water slide for a small fee. The best part was you were allowed to have a campfire. The one bad thing was the spaces were a little too close for my personal likings. Over all it was a great campground.

Love this place

My family spent 7 days camping here. The location was great…It is an easy park to get to and it is not crowded. The bathrooms and entire campground are clean. The owners have bikes around the campground that you can borrow. The owners are so sweet and helpful. We look forward to returning here to camp.

Fun for the kids, but very packed

We really appreciated all the amenities this campground had to offer! Full hook-ups, laundry, shower houses, store, pool w/slide, bikes and the playground. Our site was pleasantly big compared to some of the others. We were all pretty packed in, but the way the sites are stacked makes them feel a little more private. The kids had a blast at the pool, playground and riding the free bikes--although they were in poor condition. This campground was a good location for a home base while exploring the area. The WiFi wasn’t very good, but we could occasionally get a little reception. My Sprint phone had no cell service. My husband had an encounter with a VERY snippy employee when he questioned the date they had us down to leave on. It’s a long story, but the bottom line is that no matter the situatIon, or who‘s at fault, treating a guest rudely is not acceptable! Everyone else seemed nice enough, but this employee definitely put a bad taste in our mouths for the place. We likely won’t return.

Great place to recharge/fill

We tend to do more secluded campsites for a few days and then find a place like Beaver Lake to plug in for a night, drain our tanks, and refill our fresh water. We were very happy with the site we had here and will stop back again in the future. Short drive to the Jewel Cave which is great because it took us 2 attempts to get tickets to see it as it sells out fast. After not getting into Jewel Cave the first day we hiked Black Elk Peak and then stayed here to wake up early to be at the cave when it opened.

Great campground!

We have stayed at this campground many times over the years and have never been disappointed! The owners are wonderful and go out of their way to help their customers when needed. Very quiet area, extremely clean restrooms and showers. Play area for young children, and even a fenced area for dogs to play. I highly recommend this campground for anyone visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota!!!

Great location

We just spent a week in this wonderful campground. It was VERY quiet when we arrived, but we were a week ahead of most people. The campground is great! The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bathrooms and showers were exceptionally clean. We used their showers even though we have one in the trailer because I prefer a shower, not a rinse sometimes v:) The location is close to Mount "Mushmore" as our granddaughter called it, and close to so many other things. We even took a day trip over to the Badlands and also a day trip over to Devil's Tower in Wyoming….We will go back again next year!

First to Review
Great location, lots of amenities

On a 3+ week road trip, we stayed at Beaver Lake Campground for 4 nights and used this location as our ‘home base’ for the entire extended area in South Dakota: Badlands NP, Rapid City, Black Hills national forest, Mt. Rushmore, the very large Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and the variety of scenic byways that connect them. It’s about 90 minutes away from the Badlands, but it was worth it to drive back out that direction rather than a.) having to camp at a separate site for only 1 night and b.) having to camp in that environment, which is generally much hotter and more arid than the Custer area within the Black Hills.

The campground is located about 3 miles outside the main drag of Custer, which is a great location for exploring the area. It is large and predominantly an ‘RV’ style campground, though they also have some small cabins that you can rent. They have laundry on site (which is nice when you’re on a road trip), a small camp store with everything that you would need, and the campground hosts are very nice and accommodating. The bathhouses weren’t the greatest (a little dirty and the woman’s shower stall in the bath room near the pool had a broken shower hose which sprayed me in the face when I was showering - quite annoying!), but they were conveniently placed. The pools looked nice, but with so much to do in the area we honestly did not spend any time in the campground during swimming hours so I can’t comment much on them. In general, everyone that we met at the campground seemed extremely nice, our particular camp site was beautiful, large, and well-situated, and the campground had everything that we needed (and more) in a fantastic location. Pretty close to perfect!