Sylvan Lake Campground

Custer State Park

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24572 Highway 87
Custer, SD 57730
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GPS: 43.8403, -103.5578

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 40
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 6198 ft
Max Length: 27 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Frank & Krista
IA 25' KZ Connect BHS 2011 Dodge Ram
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5E

Frank & Krista would stay here again

“wooded hills surrounded by rock outcroppings”

Reviewed Mar 17, 2017

Overall Rating

This is one of our favorite places to camp. Sitting at 6,145 ft in elevation, you feel like you are on a beautiful wooded mountain top without the large uphill climbs to get there. Granted, its a little windy, not much of a shoulder and it's best to come in on HWY 89 (Due to low and narrow road tunnels on Highway 87 (Needles Highway), large RVs and trucks should use Highway 89. The junction of Highway16A and Highway 89 is located on the east side of the City of Custer, SD.) Be on the look out for wildlife on the sides of the road. The campground has 38 sites and some of those are primitive only. It's best to make reservations to secure a spot. It is close to the lake where there are multiple hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming, fishing and a camp/gift store that has most of the comforts of any small convenience store. Cell service with US Cellular was decent. The flush toilets & separate shower stalls were great! They were clean & had a good supply of hot water. Our site was tight, but we were able to make it work just fine.

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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