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Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Center Lake - Custer State Park
Drive In
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Max Length: 40 ft.
Center Lake - Custer State Park is located in South Dakota
43.8055 N
-103.4198 W
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4 Reviews of Center Lake - Custer State Park
Enjoyed Center Lake

The day use areas are nice, there is a trail around the lake, and you can rent kayaks. The restrooms are clean but there are inexplicably no trash cans at the day use area. Worth visiting.


I was tent camping and it was great how they have special sites to put the tents straight. So much wildlife to see! Very clean restrooms. Wildlife all arround…

Beautiful area!

The camp sites are a little close but overall we loved our experience here. The bathrooms were clean and all sites had one relatively close by. Fire pits and picnic tables were great!

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Quietest Campground in the Park

Center Lake Campground is our favorite campground in Custer State Park. Because the lake's location is further from the main roads through the park, the area has less visitors and less campers than several other campgrounds here. The lake has a nice beach for the family, as well as a boat launch area. The campground sites are well-shaded and spaced out well, and can accommodate both tents and RV's. The camping is primitive, with vault toilets and water spigots throughout, but there is also a shower house available near the beach. Sites are available both walk-in and by reservation, even on the same day. This campground is one of our local favorites for camping with our family. Remember that your total camping fees will also need to include a state park pass for your vehicle.