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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a very nice campground. It was shady and open. Tent and RV camping. I stayed on a Sunday through a Tuesday and it was not crowded at all. There are free showers for campers. Warm water and a nice little wash room, but no flush toilets (if that kind of thing bothers you). My only real issue would...

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Thornton, Colorado
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed on the lower loop near the river. The site was beautiful! The bathrooms are well maintained. There is a very clean shower house and the showers are free. There are lovely hiking trails. The area is full of wildlife. It is a short drive to the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park. We saw tons of buffalo and...

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Twin Cities, MN
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My husband and I were there in the mid 90's when we were dating, and decided to bring our 3 boys back. We stayed in a tent in the tent only area lower loop. There are 6 large sites right on the lake with a bathroom (outhouse style toilets) and water pump nearby. The swimming beach is suffice and there...

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3Thank Nurse_Spaz
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 July 2013

As we traveled cross country with our 11 and 6 year old boys, we attempted to tent camp every few nights to save money. Custer was a favorite stop so we decided to try one of the campgrounds. We asked one of the rangers at the entrance station which campground was the most private (we really dislike public camping -...

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2Thank Jenae H
London
Reviewed 19 November 2010

I loved Custer state park. There are some beautiful drives and loads of wildlife to see. It's also very close to Wind Cave NP. This campground is tucked away in a very quiet area on the banks of a lake. Some loops have flush toilets and showers though our loop just had vault toilets but that was all that was...

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Located in Custer State Park near Center Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Center Lake Campground

Address: Custer, SD
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Number of rooms: 71
Also Known As:
Center Lake Campground Hotel Custer
Lake Campground
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“Upper Loop will be less populated if you don't mind not being right next to the lake. Group camping area is gorgeous if you have enough people to consider yourself a group - out on a peninsula at the lake!”
  • Pit toilets in Upper Loop of the Center Lake Campground
  • Looking down toward the parking pad and Upper Loop Campground road at Center Lake Campground
  • Bath house at Center Lake Campaground (new Lower Loop)
  • Shower house at Center Lake Campground
  • Bath house next to Center Lake ... Lower Loop is nearby, Upper Loop is a short drive
  • Tent is up at our site in the Upper Loop at Center Lake Campground
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