Campground Camping

The Black Hills National Forest has 30 campgrounds with more than 682 individual sites. A majority of the campgrounds are operated by a concessionaire, Forest Recreation Management, Inc. About half of the campgrounds have on-site hosts. Electricity, sewer, and water hook-ups and showers are not available. Most campgrounds have potable water (during the peak season only) and either flush or vault toilets. 

Campground reservations may be made through Recreation.gov at 1-877-444-6777 or online at https://www.recreation.gov/. Reservations are recommended for holiday weekends.


Campground Camping Areas

  • Central Hills - Rapid City area description
  • Black Fox Campground
  • Castle Peak Campground
  • Deerfield Reservoir Complex area description
  • Custer Trails Campground
  • Dutchman Lake Campground
  • Whitetail Campground
  • Ditch Creek Campground
  • Pactola Reservoir Complex area description
  • Pactola Campground
  • Sheridan Lake Complex area description
  • Sheridan Lake South Shore Campground
  • Northern Hills-Spearfish area description
  • Boxelder Forks Campground
  • Dalton Lake Campground
  • Hanna Campground
  • Rod & Gun Campground
  • Roubaix Lake Campground
  • Steamboat Rock Picnic & Tent Camping Area
  • Strawberry Picnic & Tent Camping Area
  • Timon Campground
  • Northwestern Hills - Sundance area description
  • Bearlodge Campground
  • Cook Lake Recreation Area
  • Reuter Campground
  • Sundance Horse Camp
  • Southern Hills - Custer area description
  • Beaver Creek Campground
  • Bismarck Lake Campground
  • Comanche Park Campground
  • Grizzly Bear Campground
  • Horsethief Lake Campground
  • Iron Creek Horse Camp
  • Oreville Campground
  • Redbank Spring Campground
  • Willow Creek Horse Camp


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/blackhills/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=25823&actid=29