Custer / Mount Rushmore / Black Hills KOA

Open May 1 - September 30

Reserve: 800-562-5828

Info: 605-673-4304


12021 US Highway 16

Custer, SD 57730

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Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Tent Reviews

Aug 03, 2016
We loved the campground. The reasonably priced breakfast was wonderful so we did not have to make our own. It helped us get an earlier start. Clean showers and restroom. Enjoyed the cute bunnies. That was so cool and fun to watch. Great map of campground. The two women working at the desk were very friendly and helpful. Clean and spacious tent sites. Not one complaint. We would visit again
Aug 03, 2016
Ntbe staff was verhy friendly and the cmamp ground was laid out nicely. We even extended our stay because we liked the area so much. There is plenty to do for kids staying at the site.
Aug 02, 2016
Totally love it .
Aug 01, 2016
Beautiful campground. Staff was wonderful! very kind and helpful! We really enjoyed our stay!
Aug 01, 2016
First time here, super friendly, and helpful staff. Really clean restrooms with showers. Enjoyed our stay very much.
Jul 31, 2016
Enjoyed the convenience and the facilities. My family had a great stay.
Jul 26, 2016
We enjoyed our stay and the friendliness of the staff! Suggestions: have mounted soap dispenser at level kids can reach, post pool hours for kids to read, and spray for ants at the tent sights.
Jul 23, 2016
Very sandy/gravel throughout campground. Very uneven ground and roads made difficult for walking to restroom at night in the dark. Tent sites were on sand. Restrooms were nice. Breakfast made to order was handy.
Jul 23, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
Fantastic. Breakfast was home-cooked and wonderful. Very friendly people working at this KOA
Jul 19, 2016
I want to give this place 5 stars but... the WiFi did not work. However, out of all of our KOA stops on this year's road trip, this was the best. The bathrooms/showers were clean and a good size. It was quiet and inviting. Staff was nice. They also had the earliest breakfast for those who like to eat early. We had a tent site with a raised pad. It just fit with our 12'x10' base.
Jul 18, 2016
Great koa, friendly staff, good spaces with plenty of shade, convent location
Jul 18, 2016
The campground is a great location for the Custer area. I would say your site is pretty small but if it's just two people it works great. The showers were close by although only two showers can cause a line in the morning. The breakfast at the campground was good. It was easy to find and the staff was very helpful with firewood, cheap too!
Jul 16, 2016
The jumping pillow was a big hit with my grand children. This was their first tent camping experience. We were in 12 and 11 and it was perfect for us. Very accommodating . The office closes at 8:30, and we needed firewood. We called while we were out and they delivered the wood to our camp site. Saved the night. Showers and restrooms were clean and very nice.
Jul 16, 2016
The bathrooms are very clean and nice! The tent sites are sandy and level. The pool needs some updating, and the highway noise can be loud for a tent camper.
Jul 16, 2016
Great bathrooms and showers! Friendly staff! Had very nice fire pits in tent sites.
Jul 15, 2016
Outstanding, clean location. Close to a lot of stuff. Friendly staff.
Jul 14, 2016
We tented and it was great.
Jul 13, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
Super friendly! Very helpful. All areas clean and in good repair.
Jul 12, 2016
All koa' are close to highways for convenience but they are so noisy with traffic. You don't have to worry about sleeping in.
Jul 12, 2016
The KOA was great. The area was clean and very quiet. The only issue we had was checking in after the office closed at 10 pm. There were no instructions in our email as to where our tent site was or how to find that information upon arrival.
Jul 12, 2016
Nice setting. Friendly, helpful staff. One problem: not enough bathroom or shower stalls. Be prepared to wait.
Jul 11, 2016
Loved the campground - very quiet. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful.
Jul 11, 2016
Amazing campground! Wonderful staff, clean, great and impressive services! Very likely to return.
Jul 08, 2016
Aside from the amenities and services (which were both abundant and of high quality), the best part of staying here was the staff. Every single member of the KOA team was friendly, helpful, out-going and a lot of fun to talk to. They really make you feel special and are willing to help with whatever problem you might run into.
Jul 07, 2016
Very welcomed by staff. Clean facilities. The only complaint, sites are much too close to each other, you can hear your neighbors whispers!
Jul 06, 2016
Stay was great!! People were very friendly and helpful. We will stay there again. Clean restrooms and showers!!
Jul 06, 2016
The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the campsite was clean and well maintained. We enjoyed our stay very much!
Jul 05, 2016
It was quiet, clean, and friendly. Our tent site was shady and large. We really thought the bathrooms were extremely nice.
Jul 05, 2016
It would have been nice to have grass for our tent site but it still worked out okay. The facility was very good and the staff friendly.
Jul 05, 2016
The online reservation system indicated there were tent sites with electricity. Thats what I selected. When I arrived I was informed they don't have tent sites with electricity. Only RV sites. Felt misled. I was stuck with an RV site for my tent. not easy camping with a tent on a rocky site. Disappointed with that.


The site in which you stayed was a tent site with water and electric. We do not have electric only tent sites. The site (#37) does not allow RV's in it. This was all clearly explained on the web site as well as the e-mail confirmation you received. Safe travels.
Jul 03, 2016
This is the best KOA ever! The tent sites were separate from the RVs and cabins. Bathrooms and showers are the best! (no kidding) The site was clean and interesting. (no cookie-cutter sites with tent pad, trees, rocks, all in different configurations). The playground, pool, and bounce pad were a hit! The staff was very friendly. All good!
Jul 03, 2016
This is by far the best KOA I've stayed at to date! The staff is friendly. What I liked the best were the new bath/shower rooms and the sand plots for setting up our tent. Not only is it easier to stake the tent, it also absorbs rain so the tents don't sit in water. Loved it!
Jul 02, 2016
The tent sites are great, but I would not recommend for RVs. However, the newly renovated bathrooms are AMAZING and make you forget your camping.
Jun 29, 2016
The kids loved the bouncing pillow and the campground was very clean and well maintained. The staff was super helpful and always a joy to interact with. We will be staying here again!
Jun 28, 2016
Nice place and well taken care of. Staff was friendly.
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
Great campgrounds with wonderful hosts. Would recommend to all.
Jun 25, 2016
Owners are very friendly and helpful. Very clean campground and restrooms. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends.
Jun 19, 2016
The Staff was friendly and helpful. The camp was tidy and well kept.
Jun 19, 2016
From the super clean bathrooms to the friendly staff to the wonderful kids' activities, we had a great time at the Custer KOA!
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 15, 2016
Great set up. Stayed in a tent and the pad was nice and flat. Liked that they had a place to clean my dishes. Showers could have been a little cleaner but would stay there again.
Jun 13, 2016
The staff was so limited and rude. They were in the mentality of high way robbery. When I objected they told me not to come back. They even charged me for a sewer ring and I had a tent site and couldn't refund me because I didn't have a receipt. Meanwhile I was totally in their system. Very very rude and limited staff.


Your threats to our female staff were not going to be tolerated. Your tone changed dramatically when I came out of the other room after hearing you. You were asked to leave and not return due to your threatening statements. You were aware of prices prior to any purchases and could have declined.
Jun 10, 2016
Very friendly staff. The bathrooms were spotless. Easy access to Custer State Park and Rushmore/Crazy Horse.
Jun 07, 2016
It was awesome!!
Jun 04, 2016

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