Reuter Campground, located on a hillside of Ponderosa pine and grassy understory, offering a peaceful setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation in northeastern Wyoming's Black Hills National Forest. The campground is named after Emil Reuter, a German immigrant who made his way into the canyon in 1893 and spent the rest of his life prospecting in the area.
Black Hills National Forest offers a multitude of recreational opportunites throughout all seasons. Hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and riding off-highway vehicles are popular in summer and early autumn. Winter landscapes are ideal for snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling.
From this campground, visitors can access the Sundance Trail System from Reuter Trailhead. The secluded trails of this system weave through a network of densely forested canyons and open ridges that form the Bearlodge Mountains. Some ridge tops look out to the Custer Expedition Route, Devils Tower, and the Twin Missouri Buttes. Elk, deer and turkey are some of the more common wildlife seen along the trail.
Parts of the trail system have existed since the 1800s. As routes to reliable water and the only access to some parts of the Bearlodge Mountains, they played a key role in the rich mining history of the area.
The trail system is maintained for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling and cross-country skiing. Motorized vehicle traffic is not allowed; however, some portions of trails follow existing Forest Service roads open for motorized use.
Reuter Campground has standard sites able to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs.
The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are not available.
Stretching across northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota, Black Hills National Forest encompasses nearly 1.25 million acres of rugged rock formations, canyons and gulches, open grassland parks, tumbling streams, deep blue lakes, and unique caves.
Derived from the Lakota language, the words "Paha Sapa," meaning "hills that are black," honor the dark, pine-covered hills rising several thousand feet above the surrounding prairie.
Bighorn sheep navigate mountainous terrain, while elk, deer and pronghorn gather in forests and prairies. Bald eagles, hawks, osprey, peregrine falcon, and hundreds of other bird species can be found in the forest, especially along streams, lakes and rivers. Mountain lions, although rarely seen, also call this area home.
Warren Peak Lookout Tower, approximately 4 miles north of the campground on Forest Service Road 838, provides a panoramic view of the landscape extending into South Dakota and Wyoming.
Devils Tower National Monument is also a great location to visit. Established as the first United States National Monument on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt, this unique geological formation is valued for its natural, cultural, and recreational significance.
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No refunds will be given for weather or related events.
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Peaceful campground with the friendliest, most helpful host. He came over when he saw us taking awhile to start a fire and chopped kindling from our firewood, even leaving us his axe for the night.
The first feel of this camp was a bit off. We waved to a couple sitting beside their camper and they just stared. However the campground winds around in some fun loops with many sites to choose from. The host has firewood available for purchase but it’s too warm for a fire for us. Several clean vault toilets are in different places- garbage cans too.
Reuter is close to Sundance if you need supplies. It’s also on the way to Devils Tower. There are some other draws here too. A nice hiking trail has a couple options. There is a parking area at the trailhead or just leave from camp. I love that they have a trail map at the check in sign. If you want to be taller, continue driving down the road to the end of the pavement- about 10 or so miles. Warren Peak sits at 6656 feet and has a fire tower you can climb up. Spectacular views of the Black Hills and beyond. Along the drive you pass a few spots for dispersed camping giving you the option to camp for free.
This was another nice stay in the Black Hills National Forest.
nice little campground at the bottom of the bearlodge mountains…we look for rocks in these hills so it's a perfect place to camp
Stayed 2 nights, very quiet, had water, trash and pit toilets, site 13 is first come first serve PULL THRU big enough for 5th wheel, good Verizon cell service, 30 minutes from devils tower and 5 minutes from Sundance, which Sundance rest area has free water and dump station,,
Today's goal was to visit Devils Tower. We wanted a low cost campground in the trees and Reuters fit the bill perfect. It's about 20 miles from Devils Tower, just outside of Sundance, WY. Direction to campground well marked and access easy in our 26' travel trailer. This no-frills campground has 24 sites mostly for smaller rigs or tents, but a few were perfect for our size. Looked like staff had just finished painting tables and buildings and vault toilet facilities were very clean. Water spigots were already on for the season, but no host was there yet. Beautiful pines shaded all sites. Had 3 bars of cell signal and picked up 10 TV stations with our antenna. Would definitely recommend. Cost $10.