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Wind Cave National Park Elk Mountain Campground (South Dakota)

Wind Cave National Park Elk Mountain Overview

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Wind Cave National Park Elk Mountain campground is located next to a pretty prairie and has 61 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. The campground is first come, first-serve and usually open mid-May through September.

Elk Mountain campground has drinking water and flush toilets during the warmer months. There are no hookups, showers or dump station.  The closest dump stations are in Custer and Hot Springs. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. Backcountry camping is also available.

Wind Cave National Park Elk Mountain – Area Recreation

Wind Cave National Park features on of the world’s longest caves hidden beneath the prairie of the southern Black Hills. The Park offers great wildlife viewing including bison, elk, prairie dogs and a variety of birds. Wind Cave is named for barometric winds at its entrance and includes a complex labyrinth of passages.

Indoor recreation includes cave exploration and there’s also a variety of outdoor recreation. Visitors can enjoy hiking, backpacking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Custer State Park is also just 25 miles away and has 303 campsites. Other campgrounds in the area also include Bismarck Lake and Horsethief Lake.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Caves
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Spelunking
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs , South Dakota 57747
605 745-4600
Lat / Long:

43.56579, -103.49173

Best Campsites

A-2, A-4, A-7, B-7, B-15, B-16, B-18, C-12, C-13, D-13.

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

3,863

# of Campsites:

61

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