Blue Bell Campground

Custer State Park

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Lame Johhny Rd. Custer, SD 57730 605-255-4515 Reservations: 800-710-2267 Official Website

GPS: 43.7169, -103.4822

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 35
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 4881 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

10 people have reviewed this location.

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Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 31E

Momonaroadtrip would stay here again

“Best campground ever? Quite possibly. ”

Reviewed Jul 21, 2019

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I loved it here. Our site (31E) was really spacious with no one on one side, because we were first on the loop. Clean, large bathhouse with hot, push button showers. Friendly CG hosts. Lots of trees with mowed grass underfoot. Paved road with gravel parking site. We didn’t have much trouble leveling our 21 foot trailer. Price... more

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14
“Very nice”

Reviewed Jun 17, 2019

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After a reservation mix up we were placed in site 14. It really didn’t matter all sites are beautiful! The camp host Paul & Janice are excellent in keeping this campground running smooth. My dog and I hiked up into the hills around the park and the views are breathtaking. There are riding stables on the grounds if that’s your thing... more

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 1
“Very nice campground ”

Reviewed Jun 11, 2019

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Technically closed but were allowing walkups to camp without reservations, which was lucky for us. They had been trying to level the sites out but we thought they could still use some work. All the facilities were clean and there is a nice store out front. Lots of bison and prairie dogs in the area.

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Walterwhite55
Huntley, IL 25' Gulfstream BT Cruiser 5245
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 10

Walterwhite55 would stay here again

“One night. Saw many buffalo, turkey, prairie dogs”

Reviewed Sep 20, 2018

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A lot to see here , huge park, easy to navigate with a motor home, clean facilities

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thecrazygoodlife.com
Jonesboro, GA 30' Jayco Ford 2013 F-150 Ecoboost
41 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: BB24E

thecrazygoodlife.com would stay here again

“Nice place...If you get a good site”

Reviewed Oct 28, 2017

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Blue Bell was a great spot as far as location. It was an easy trek to Sylvan Lake or Wind Cave NP. Small single-pump gas station and store just outside of CG. Laundry facilities behind gas station. The site we had was definitely the best in the entire CG and if you're staying here, do your best to get site 24. It has nice views and... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: BB30E

Denham would stay here again

“Loved it here. ”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2017

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This is a simple campground with a great intimate feel to it. Sparse pine trees are around and no mosquitos exist here! Maybe a fly from time to time, but that's it. This site is on the inner circle just up from the bathrooms and showers. The amphitheater is also near this site which makes it fun to listen to the talk while sitting... more

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Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: BB08E

RM would stay here again

“The Black Hills area is amazing”

Reviewed Jul 24, 2016

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When we made our reservation to stay in Custer State Park back in February there was only one site available in the Blue Bell campground for the (admittedly high season) dates we wanted in July, so we had no choice in location. Our site was in the center of the wooded campground, but the spacing between sites is good enough to provide ... more

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Greg - Sock Monke...
Los Alamos, NM Nissan NV 2500 high top
36 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 31E

Greg - Sock Monkey Trekker would stay here again

“Had a memorable time here!”

Reviewed Mar 16, 2016

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Custer State Park has national park level beauty. South Dakota must have snatched up this area before the Feds could get a hold of it. Blue Bell has gas, a store, a laundry, and a lodge with a really nice restaurant. There are also small cabins for rent. Pretty French Creek meanders around the area. There are nice shower stalls in... more

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Gary
SD
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Reviewed Mar 07, 2016

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Got horses. There is French Creek Horse Camp about 3 miles further in but you are required to have your horse/trailer.

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Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 3

Kelly Burns would stay here again

“AMAZING State Park!!”

Reviewed Sep 13, 2015

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This State Park is AMAZING. It is really big and absolutely gorgeous with a ton of wildlife to see. We stayed in the Blue Bell campground. (We drove around most of the park during our stay and can say with certainty that the Blue Bell campground is the best of them all. All of the other campgrounds looked like parking lots and were... more

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Blue Bell Campground - Our Life...Crazy. Blessed. Adventurous. Good.

Date of Travel: August 21-23, 2017 Total Cost Per Night: $30 (+$25 weekly park pass) Address: Lame Johhny Rd, Custer, SD 57730 Phone Number: (605) 255-4515 Website: travel.campsd.com/Reserve-A-Cam...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Mt. Rushmore Trip - Part 3 - Custer State Park, South Dakota

Our Campsite at Blue Bell Campground, Custer State Park, South Dakota.French Creek near our campsite. Our plan in South Dakota was to stay in Custer State Park in the Blue Bell Campground and explore...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • firewood
  • general store
  • horse corral
  • laundry
  • restaurant
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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