Campgrounds Around Sylvan Lake, SD

Campgrounds Around Sylvan Lake, SD
Sylvan Lake is a popular recreation spot in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The area, which is located five miles from Mount Rushmore offers hiking, swimming, and fishing. Sylvan Lake also serves as a base area around the Needles, which is a unique rock climbing area that features sharp pinnacles that offer technically difficult face climbs. Several campgrounds are available at Sylvan Lake for visiting climbers.
 

Sylvan Lake Campground

Sylvan Lake Campground, which is located in Custer State Park, has 39 sites, most of which are partially shaded. Some sites are designated tent only, while others can accommodate RVs. Several of the tent sites also have a designated area for put tents. Flush toilets and showers are available. The campground is located within walking distance of Sylvan Lake, but the sites are not on the lake shore.

Sylvan Lake Campground
Highway 87
East Custer, SD 57730
(800) 710-CAMP
http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Custer/sylvlkinfo.htm

 
 

Center Lake Upper Loop

Center Lake Upper Loop is a bigger campground east of Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. The campground has 71 sites, each of which is large enough for an RV, but has no hookups. The campground has pit toilets, showers and a pay phone. Several of the sites are designated for tents only, and feature have a level square set out for tents. All the sites are partially shaded.

Center Lake Upper Loop
Highway 87
East Custer, SD 57730
(800) 710-CAMP
http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Custer/CenterLakeCampground_info.htm

Horse Thief Campground

While Custer State Park has many primitive campsites, those looking for more amenities can choose Horse Thief Campground, which is north of Sylvan Lake on Highway 87. The facility is a combination RV/tent campground. Fire rings and picnic tables are at each site, and firewood is sold on the grounds. There is a pool for guests, and showers, bathrooms and laundry facilities are available. Free Wi-Fi is provided and pets are welcome at the facility.

Horse Thief Campground
24391 Highway 87 S.
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2668
horsethief.com

 

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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