Frequently Asked Questions
Our campground is about 6 hours from Denver, CO; Bismark, ND; Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Billings, MT; and Sioux Falls, SD.
Please note: Sorry, but our campground guests do not have access to Beaver Lake. It is a private pond and the name of our District.
There are good fishing and watersport opportunities at many public lakes and streams within 15 minutes of our campground. Pets are welcome at our campground as long as they don't disturb our other guests and are not agressive. We expect pet owners to keep control of their animals at all times, clean up after and take responsibility for any mess or damage they might do. This may mean charging a fee if a pet does damage in our campground. We do have wildlife at our campground including many rabbits and they are protected. Cats are not allowed to run free any more then dogs are. We ask that you not bring animals that are known to be agressive or annoying to our campground. Also see our Policies page
for our policy on making or cancelling your reservations. We are happy to offer a 10% discount if you are a Good Sam, AARP, FMCA member
or if you are Active Military. To receive the discount you must show a valid card when checking in. We are AAA approved and offer guaranteed rates
but there is no AAA discount. We offer 26 channels on our cabled TV including the local channels.
MOUNT RUSHMORE is 22 minutes Northeast from the campground on Hwy 16 and SR-244.
CRAZY HORSE MONUMENT is just 10 minutes north of Custer on Hwy 16.
JEWEL CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT is 9 minutes West from the campground, 15 minutes from the center of Custer.
Wind Cave Visitors Center in WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK is 25 minutes South-southeast from the campground south on Hwy 385.
The city of HOT SPRINGS with its Mammoth Site, Evans Plunge and Angostura Reservoir is 45 minutes
from our campground
RAPID CITY is 50 minutes North-northeast from the campground on Hwy 16.
DEADWOOD & LEAD is an hour North-northeast from the campground.
SPEARFISH is 1 1/2 hours North-northeast from the campground.
The main attractions that are located two hours away are
DEVIL'S TOWER & BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Devil's Tower is northwest
of the campground and the Badlands are East of the campground.
In RAPID CITY, off I 90 take Exit 61 which becomes Truck 16. Continue on this road until
you come to Hwy 16. Turn Left and stay on Hwy 16 through Hill City until you come to the stoplight in Custer.
Turn right and we are located on the left hand side of the highway 3.5 miles west of Custer on Hwy 16. If you are
traveling by RV it would be better to go this route instead of using hwy 79 to Hwy 36 thru
Custer State Park. Hwy 36 is very twisty, hilly and narrow.
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Get more details about Beaver Lake
You can look at an online version of the South Dakota Guide put out by Black Hills Badlands and lakes viaBlack Hills Badlands and Lakes Interactive Guide
From MOORCROFT, Take exit 153 on Interstate 90. This is hwy 16 east.
Beaver Lake Campground is 83 miles. Use hwy 16 bypass at Newcastle, Wy to avoid downtown traffic.
Continue on 34 more miles. We are on the right hand side of the Highway.
Take highway 385 North from HOT SPRINGS through Wind Cave National Park to
stoplight in Custer. Turn left onto Hwy 16. We are 3 miles west of the intersection on the left hand side
of the highway.
Take Highway 85 North out of LUSK, WYOMING to NEWCASTLE, WY. At the stoplight in
Newcastle turn right onto Highway 16. We are 34 miles East on Highway 16 on the right hand side of the highway.
Take note that there are no services or fuel between Lusk and Newcastle or between Newcastle and Custer. Use
caution when approaching Jewel Cave National Monument. The two mile stretch through the federal property is
narrow and hilly. All the remaining road is good super two with wide shoulders and easy grades.
Take Highway 85/I90 east out of SPEARFISH to exit 17. This is Highway 85 south
to Deadwood, SD. Follow it to the junction of highway 385 south. Turn left on 385 and follow it through
Hill City to Custer. Turn right at the stoplight onto Hwy 16. Continue on Highway 16 3.5 miles and
we are located on the left hand side of the highway.
ALL CABINS HAVE tv's with cable, air conditioning, heating,
electricity, hardwood floors with throw rugs and are finished in knotty pine. They all have a fire pit
and picnic table outside. We do not provide bedding or towels for any of our on site cabins or RV,
but if necessary bedding and towels can be provided for a one time charge of $15 for the first two beds,
additional beds will be $5.00 more.
We have four simple SLEEPING CABINS.
These 8' X 12' cabins are like tenting with out the tent and have a 4' X 12' porch. They are equipped
with a double bed, twin upper bunk, twin lower trundle bed, tv with cable, a small coffee pot and a table with two chairs.
They do not have water inside although there are water faucets close by. They are all located close to one of our
public bathroom/shower buildings.
CABINS 2 & 3 are 16' X 16' and are
called our super sleepers cabins have a 6' X 12' porch. They have a 3/4 bath, coffee pot, tv with cable, table and 6 chairs,
small microwave and are partially handicap accessible. There is a set of double sized bunk beds and a futon.
There is floor space for baby beds (not provided), sleeping bags and air mattresses. Interior has a beamed
cathedral ceiling, skylight, and a ceiling fan.
CABIN 6 is 16' x 20' with a 9' x 12' loft
and a 4' x 12' porch. The loft is accessed by a stair/ladder. It is equipped with a separate bedroom with a
double bed, a 3/4 bath, two double beds in the loft and a queen sofa bed in living area. It also has a table
and chairs, kitchenette with 2 burner stove, microwave, small fridge, coffee pot, toaster, dishes, cutlery,
limited pots and pans. There is a ceiling fan, and TV with cable.
CABIN 7 is 12' x 16'with a 9' x 12' loft and
a 6' X 12' porch. It is equipped with TV with cable, one double bed in an alcove with a twin upper
bunk on the main floor and two double beds in the loft accessed by a stair/ladder. It also has a
ceiling fan, simple kitchenette consisting of a microwave, toaster, coffeepot and small fridge,
table with 4 chairs, and a 1/2 bath.
All of our TIPI'S have a raised wooden
floor with a tarp covering. Outside they all have a fire pit and a picnic table. Tipi 88 also has
electricity but is smaller and recommended for no more than 4 people. Tipi's 14 & 23 are larger and can
sleep up to 6 very comfortably however they do not have electricity. Remember when you are staying in a
tipi they are round and air mattresses are square and you won't be able to sleep as many people if they
are all on large air mattresses. They also have an inner liner that keeps out most "critters" of all kinds.
They do have a hole on top but they are designed in such a way than unless you get a hard driving rain you
shouldn't get much if any moisture inside the tipi, however you should not put anything that you want to get
wet in the center of the tipi. All Native Americans knew to sleep around the edges.
ALL OF OUR TENT AND RV SITES have fire pits and picnic tables
all rv sites have cable. Rates for all cabins, RV's and tent sites are based on a family of four consisting of
two adults and two children ages 5 - 15. Children under the age of five are free and children sixteen and over
are considered adults. We also will allow 3 adults in basic site rental charge. Extra people are $5.00 per person per
night extra. Site Fees are based on the number of families or camping units in your party. A camping unit is an RV,
tent or other device meant for sleeping. A family unit consists of adults and minor children, either friends or extended
family. We allow a tent to set up for free on any site if it is intended for immediate family (parents with minor children).
Extra person charges may apply. If you have a separate family unit wanting to share the same site, there will be an
additional charge of at least $20.00 per night. Please ask if extra unit is possible on a given site and what rates will apply.
OUR POOLS AND WATERSLIDE are open
from the Friday before Memorial Day thru the Monday of Labor Day. The Large Pool is a 30' X 40 square
pool that is 3.5' deep. There is no deep end which makes it perfect for playing in. It is heated to 81 degrees
Farhenheit and is open daily from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. The waterslide pool is 14' X 30 ' and is 2.5' deep. The
water is heated to 85 degrees Farenheit and is open to swimming when the waterslide is not in operation.
The Waterslide is open to all ages from 1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. weather permitting. In the event of a
thunderstorm, we must close the slide, but it will reopen as soon as possible. Sorry no refunds for weather
closures. The waterslide is available before or after regular operating hours to private parties at the rate
of $40 per hour. Water slide rates for registered guests are $8.00 for an all day pass, $6.00 after 4:00p.m.
and $4.00 for a 10 ride pass. The rates for non campers are $10.00 for an all day pass and $8.00 after 4:00 p.m.
For non-campers waterslide rates include pool usage, showers and wi-fi. 10 ride passes are not available for non campers.
We also sell bundled day passes at a discount.