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Bismarck Lake Black Hills National Forest Campground (South Dakota) Make a Reservation

Outlaw Ranch Road
Custer, South Dakota 57730
605 574-4402
43.78194 / -103.51583

Bismarck Lake Campground, also known as Bismarck Lake sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet among a forest of Apsen and Ponderosa pines. The campground is located in the Black Hills National Forest which includes 1.25 million acres of rugged rock formations, canyons, grassland, streams, lakes and unique caves. There is also an abundant amount of wildlife including bighorn sheep, elk, deer, pronghorn, eagles and many other bird species. Recreation opportunities include fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, OHVs and wildlife viewing.

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In Custer, SD, at the intersection of State Rt. 89/US Rt.16A (Mt.Rushmore Rd) and US Rt. 16/US Rt. 385 (5th St.), take US Rt.16A east for 4.8 miles (past Custer State Park entrance) to Bismarck Lake campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.


  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Pets OK
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

3, 4, 13, 16, 19, 21.


From: Mid May To: Early September

# of Campsites: