Campground Locations
Custer is over 71,000 acres with several campgrounds. Please see the Custer State Park Overview Map prior to booking your reservation to help you determine which area of the park to select.


Important Dates to Remember

  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Aug 6-15, 2021 (not held within the park, but expect increased traffic throughout the Black Hills)
  • Buffalo Roundup: Sept. 24, 2021

Annual Campground Open Dates
Full facilities are available during these times, unless otherwise noted. Campgrounds may remain open longer if the situation allows.
  • Blue Bell
    • Campground: May 1-Nov. 1.
    • Cabins: May 1-Nov. 1

  • Center Lake Same-day reservations only: May 1-Oct. 1

  • French Creek Horse Camp: Year-round
    • Full facilities: May 1-Oct. 31
    • Vault toilets only: Nov. 1-April 30

  • Game Lodge: Year-round
    • Full facilities: April 1-Nov. 15
    • Vault toilets only: Nov. 15-April 1

  • Grace Coolidge: Third weekend in May-Oct. 14>

  • Legion Lake: May 19-Oct. 14

  • Stockade North: Third weekend in May -Oct. 8

  • Stockade South: Third weekend in May-Oct. 8

  • Sylvan Lake: Third weekend in May-Oct. 1