Sylvan Lake Campground

Custer State Park

2 Reviews
24572 Highway 87 Custer, SD 57730 605-255-4515 Reservations: 800-710-2267 Official Website

GPS: 43.8403, -103.5578

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Overview of Sylvan Lake Campground

Due to low, narrow tunnels, large RVs or vehicles towing campers should avoid Needles Highway (SD Hwy 87N) and approach the area using SD Hwy 89 north from US Hwy 16A in Custer.

Number of Sites 39

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May - September

Elevation 6198 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon Voice Only
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/23/2019
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Jeffcross
CO 22' Airstream Sport Nissan Pathfinder
2 reviews
“Fine campground, plenty of privacy”

Reviewed 6/23/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: SL03
Overall Rating

Sylan Lake is a great campground at Custer, but off the beaten path of the other parts of the Park. Hooked up with power, water right across the road. Only negative was that the showers had very little if any hot water, but were extremely clean. Also needed to pay for a SD state park permit.

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1bars
Verizon Voice Only

Jeffcross would stay here again

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Frank & Krista
IA 25' KZ Connect BHS 2011 Dodge Ram
4 reviews
“wooded hills surrounded by rock outcroppings”

Reviewed 3/17/2017

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5E
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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Frank & Krista would stay here again

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Amenities

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

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