Stockade Lake South Campground

Custer State Park

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Stockade Lake Drive
Custer, SD 57730
605-255-4515
Reservations: 800-710-2267
Official Website

GPS: 43.7644, -103.5228

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 23
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: May - Sept.
Elevation: 5187 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ford F150
51 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 17

Zamia Ventures would stay here again

“Great base to explore Custer SP and the Black Hills”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed in Custer State Park for 10 nights, 5 of them at Stockade South. Since it is located on the western side of the park, it's just a few minutes from Custer (with groceries, gas, and restaurants), and is an easy drive from Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Mt. Rushmore, etc. It's also conveniently located to the western side of the Wildlife Drive so we were able to get out there very early to see a lot of animals.

The campground is relatively small with about 20 sites for RVs, a small loop of primitive (tent only) sites, and a half dozen camping cabins. RV sites are electric only, and are surrounded by towering ponderosa pines. The campground is south of Stockade Lake and away from 16A so it was completely quiet during our stay. The bathhouse is generously sized for the small campground and was immaculately clean during our visit. Water was hot and the push-button operation on the showers actually provided a decent amount of shower time.

The biggest issue with the campground is that the sites are unpaved and very unlevel both side to side and front to back. We managed to get level eventually, but were somewhat nervous about the amount of jack extension we needed to use. Some of the sites would have been really hard to use with our 25' trailer, and would be better suited for a pop up or van. The sites are also fairly close together and the tree trunks don't provide much privacy; sites on the outside of the loop are generally better in this regard. Stockade Lake Road is very windy to the east of the campground; when towing, it's better to come in from 16A on the west side of the CG.

We had 1-2 bars LTE service on AT&T. Download: 1.00 Mbps Upload: 0.31 Mbps (Unboosted - we obviously were glad to have the booster!)

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Location
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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Gary
Box Elder, SD
30 Airstream Classic
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
151 reviews
“SP site in the pines. Nice fireplaces.”

Reviewed Mar 07, 2016

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Verizon

No Booster 1 bar LTE 7.77/.41 mbps down/up
Booster 2 bar LTE 14.32/1.59 mbps down/up

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • playground
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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