South Dakota April 06, 2016
These 10 Amazing Camping Spots In South Dakota Are An Absolute Must See
Start planning that summer camping trip now because you HAVE to see these camping spots. Believe me, go camping here and you are never going to want to leave.
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1. Badlands National Park
The Badlands draw visitors from across the globe. The scenic views created by these geological deposits create an escape like none other. If you've never taken the time to enjoy this stunning part of our state, start planning your visit now!
2. Bear Butte State Park
This sacred mountain is a stunning place to camp. Your visit to Bear Butte will inevitably include wildlife such as buffalo and bald eagles. If you're lucky, you may get to see a Native American spiritual ceremony taking place.
3. Big Sioux Recreation Area
Tent, camper and cabin camping are all options at Big Sioux Recreation Area. Situated on the Big Sioux River on the edge of Brandon, this camping area is a hidden treasure.
4. Newton Hills State Park
Way down in the southeast corner of South Dakota sits Newton Hills State Park. With hiking trails for you as well as horse trails, its safe to say you can bring the whole family.
5. Lake Francis Case
A family favorite, Lake Francis Case is known for being the winter home of many bald and golden eagles. There are many recreation areas that surround the lake which provide boating ramps, picnic areas and hiking trails.
6. Custer State Park
With clear mountain water and unbelievable views, this is one you can't afford to miss. Custer State Park is made up of 71,000 acres of terrain brimming with wildlife and adventure. This park is one you may just need to visit every year.
7. Spearfish Canyon
You can drive through Spearfish Canyon, but why not stop and camp? Spearfish Canyon's beauty was featured in the film Dances with Wolves and it's easy to see why. With waterfalls, swimming holes, side canyons and more, the adventure is limitless.
8. Black Hills National Forest
Badlands National Forest is home to 1.2 million acres of wildlife, forest and more. If that isn't enough reason to convince you this camping spot is a must, you should know that there are more than 30 campgrounds to choose from, meaning there is sure to be something for everyone.
9. Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
Get away from the stress of life at Lake Vermillion. This campground surrounds a still, small lake that is perfect for swimming, fishing and tubing.
10. Lewis & Clark Lake
The best place for sailing, boating or just kicking back is Lewis & Clark Lake in Yankton. Stay for the night or stay for the week. You'll never get tired of these sunsets.
How many of these stunning camping spots have you visited? Which was your favorite?