Campgrounds in Black Hills, South Dakota

Campgrounds in Black Hills, South Dakota
The Black Hills of South Dakota are ripe with outdoor activities and sports. Visitors to the region have two different national parks to explore in Mount Rushmore and Badlands. There is hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, bouldering, bird-watching and wildlife observation in the Black Hills area. Western history buffs can tour historic Deadwood, where Wild Bill Hickcock was killed holding the famous "dean man's hand" of a pair of Aces and Eights. There are several options for tent and RV campgrounds in the region.

Hidden Valley Campground

Hidden Valley Campground offers tent campers and RV travelers flat, level sites in the heart of the Black Hills. Paradise Creek runs through Hidden Valley campground, eventually draining into Bear Butte Creek. Fishing and inner-tubing can be done right from the campground. Tent sites are primitive and have a fire barrel and picnic table. There are freshwater spigots for drinking and cooking water. RV sites have standard sewer, water and 30- or 50-amp electric connections. Bathrooms and showers are available for all guests. Pets are allowed if leashed. Badlands National Park is within an hour's drive. Hiking trails can be found from the campground or at the national parks of the region.

Hidden Valley Campground
21423 U.S. Hwy. 385
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 578-1342
hiddenvalleydeadwood.com

Creekside Campground

Creekside Campground offers guests tent or RV sites, some right by the creek that flows through the campground. Tent sites are on green grass and near the showers, bathrooms and freshwater taps. RV sites are near the tent grounds and have the standard 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer connections. All guests have access to the bathrooms and showers. Pets are welcome. Fishing can be done from the campground in the adjoining creek. Rock-climbing and bouldering rocks can be found at Mount Rushmore National Park, within an hour's drive from the campground.

Creekside Campground
21433 U.S. Hwy. 385
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 578-2267
deadwood-camp.com

Wild Bill's Campgrounds

Wild Bill's Campground is a few miles outside of Deadwood. The campground is near the confluence of Bear Butte Creek and Strawberry Creek, making for easy fishing from the campground. Wild Bill's has sites for tent campers and RVs of most lengths. Tent sites have fire rings, grills and picnic tables. RV sites have picnic tables, 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer connections. Showers and bathrooms are available for guest use. Tent campers have access to freshwater taps for cooking and drinking water. Pets are welcome. Badlands National Park is within 45 minutes. Hiking and ranger-led interpretive hikes are available at the park.

Wild Bill's Campgrounds
21372 U.S. Hwy. 385
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 578-2800
wildbillscamp.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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