Fort Welikit Family Campground Good Sam Verified Campground

24992 Sylvan Lake Rd, Custer, SD 57730

Good Sam Verified Campground
(14 reviews) 4.2 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 8
Restrooms 10
Appeal 10
(14 reviews) 4.2 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

BASECAMP FAMILY OWNED WITH PRIDE!

Bring the family & be at ease in this amazing gem of a campground. Clean, quiet, & peacefully located just minutes from downtown Custer & all that the Black Hills has to offer. Rent a Teepee or Barrel cabin. It's all here!

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Address

24992 Sylvan Lake Rd
Custer, SD, 57730

Coordinates:
43.782900, -103.585830
Elevation:
5,500 ft (1,676 m)

Open May 1 - October 15

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Facility

Type: Campground
Cabin/cottage rentals: 6
Partial Handicap Access
Dump station
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Tents Allowed
Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Road condition: Good
Road type: Gravel
Big rig sites
Table at site

Tenting Sites

Overflow area
Covered area with picnic table
Spaces available: 71
Site length (Max length): 75 (75)
Gravel sites: 71
Pull-thru size: 30 x 75
Pull-thrus: 15
Back-in size: 30 x 60
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Mostly
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Number of full hookups: 67
Number of water: 4
Number of electric: 4
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

On-site rentals

Full service cabins with decks, picnic tables & grills. 16-foot authentic Lakota tipis on raised wooden platforms with steps; includes picnic table & fire pit.

Teepee/Yurt Rentals:

$25.00 - $36.00 / Daily Rate
Rentals available: 3
Sleeps: 3

Cabin/Cottage Rentals:

$45.00 - $185.00 / Daily Rate
Rentals available: 6
Minimum stay: 2 Days days
Sleeps: 7
Bathroom: Full
Kitchen: Full

Restrooms
Cable
Ice
Laundry
Ice
Laundry
Table at site
Entertainment
Dog park
RV supplies
Entertainment
Dog park
RV supplies

Lake
Body of water: Sylvan Lake
Frisbee golf
Outdoor games
Playground
Outdoor games
Playground
Pavilion
Horseshoes
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Horseshoes
ATV riding
Mountain biking

(within 10 miles)

Archery range
Fishing
Boating
Hiking
Marina
Hiking
Marina
Kayaking / canoeing
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Rock/mountain climbing
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Rock/mountain climbing

Pack & Stay
We have several glamping styles to choose from

If you don’t have your own RV or tent you can choose from our tepee, Norwegian keg cabins, standard cabins, or a covered wagon. Stay with us as your Base Camp and explore all that Custer and the Black Hills have to offer.

Military Discount

4.2 (14 reviews) 4.2142857142857 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Facility
4.2
Restroom
4.8
Appeal
4.6
What is being rated?
5 5 out of 5 stars 08/26/2023

This was my second stay at this campground in 14 months, as the previous experience was so positive. This campground experience is as close to a state or national park campground as you can get, with full hook-ups, well-maintained restrooms and showers, laundry facility and camp store as well as a dog run and kids playground. If you're looking for resort amenities, look elsewhere, but for an excellent campground with trees and decent space between sites, this campground is great. They have separate... Read More

This was my second stay at this campground in 14 months, as the previous experience was so positive. This campground experience is as close to a state or national park campground as you can get, with full hook-ups, well-maintained restrooms and showers, laundry facility and camp store as well as a dog run and kids playground. If you're looking for resort amenities, look elsewhere, but for an excellent campground with trees and decent space between sites, this campground is great. They have separate tent sites, and even some cabin rentals. Their location is just far enough outside of Custer as to feel like you're in the forest, but close enough to everything from fuel, groceries, hardware stores, restaurants and quaint downtown Custer, to big attractions like Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 09/24/2020

WOW!!! I cannot say enough about this campground! The reservation process was easy and the gal who helped me was so nice and helpful! She made the comment that it is so beautiful and peaceful there we wouldn't want to leave. And she was right! We loved it so much we extended our stay. I did not see one bad campsite. I loved all of the trees and wildlife. We could not believe the amount of deer and turkey roaming around. You can tell the family takes pride in their business. Everything... Read More

WOW!!! I cannot say enough about this campground! The reservation process was easy and the gal who helped me was so nice and helpful! She made the comment that it is so beautiful and peaceful there we wouldn't want to leave. And she was right! We loved it so much we extended our stay. I did not see one bad campsite. I loved all of the trees and wildlife. We could not believe the amount of deer and turkey roaming around. You can tell the family takes pride in their business. Everything is immaculate and well maintained. The fort play area for the kids is so neat!! Very dog friendly as well with a nice maintained fenced in area. We cannot wait to go back!!!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/19/2019

This is a great Campground. Level sites, plenty of space, well maintained facility. Nice staff. We will definitely be back.

5 5 out of 5 stars 07/09/2018

This campground is located in a densely wooded area of the Black Hills. We saw 2-3 deer at our camp site every night. The sites were all shaded and level. Gravel roads were in good condition. Each of 4 spacious bathrooms had a locking door with a shower, sink and toilet included. Office personnel were very friendly and helpful. There was a small camp store and plenty of information available about things to see and do. There was plenty of room to walk the dogs. The campground is very close to Crazy... Read More

This campground is located in a densely wooded area of the Black Hills. We saw 2-3 deer at our camp site every night. The sites were all shaded and level. Gravel roads were in good condition. Each of 4 spacious bathrooms had a locking door with a shower, sink and toilet included. Office personnel were very friendly and helpful. There was a small camp store and plenty of information available about things to see and do. There was plenty of room to walk the dogs. The campground is very close to Crazy Horse monument (10 minute drive) and about a 30 minute or 20 mile drive from Rushmore. It was very quiet and peaceful even though we were there during a peak summer period. The campground is well maintained, family owned and well run. The advance reservation process was very professional.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 09/11/2017

Stayed for a week, water/electric site with 14' travel trailer right after Labor day weekend. 2 of is with 2 small dogs. Great location near Custer, close to Mount Rushmore. In the trees, clean, and restful location. Friendly and helpful staff, on phone and in person. Very clean facilities and property. Will definitely stay there again!

4 4 out of 5 stars 06/19/2016

Nice family campground, everyone nice and helpful. It was little cold and water froze at camper. I liked the open type bathrooms.

4 4 out of 5 stars 06/19/2016

Great experience, close to Custer State Park. Owner on site, & does daily tour of grounds to talk to guests. Sites nestled among Pondrosa Pines, Deer & Wild Turkeys visit almost nightly. Would stop again if in area.

5 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/2015

What a lovely place to stay. Great location in the heart of the Black Hills. We had a family reunion and loved the fact that there where campsites, cabins, and tent sites. Really enjoyed our stay

5 5 out of 5 stars 10/20/2015

Super nice people. Really cool.place to stay really liked campgrounds look forward to.coming back..

3 3 out of 5 stars 10/02/2015

The site we were in was difficult to back into because of trees, the sight was really close to our neighbor's on one side and a steep incline on the other side, the Wi-Fi was spotty and slow, the employees were very friendly, RV Park is centrally located to attractions in the area. I would have given this park a 4 star if the site had been better, and Wi-Fi had been better.

5 5 out of 5 stars 09/29/2015

This park is located in a perfict location to see all of the sites of the Black Hills. With its wooded yet large sites it offer a great experiance. The cable and WiFi worked great. This sites are large and fairly level (no major bridge work needed) , each has a table and fire ring. I will stay at this RV park again

3 3 out of 5 stars 09/19/2015

The location is very central to the area attractions. Nice wooded area but very hilly. we were able to set up in a level site since our camper is small. The bathrooms were nice and each one is private with its own door.

2 2 out of 5 stars 09/08/2015

Claen restrooms and showers, that's it!

3 3 out of 5 stars 08/27/2015

Clean and well situated for visiting the area. Could only give three stars on overall rating because there is not a level site in the place that I could see. Many are so slanted that they require you to disconnect any towed vehicles at the check-in site, fearing that you will not be able to at your site. Ours was tolerable but I actually saw three others reject their assigned site.

5 5 out of 5 stars 08/26/2023

This was my second stay at this campground in 14 months, as the previous experience was so positive. This campground experience is as close to a state or national park campground as you can get, with full hook-ups, well-maintained restrooms and showers, laundry facility and camp store as well as a dog run and kids playground. If you're looking for resort amenities, look elsewhere, but for an excellent campground with trees and decent space between sites, this campground is great. They have separate... Read More

This was my second stay at this campground in 14 months, as the previous experience was so positive. This campground experience is as close to a state or national park campground as you can get, with full hook-ups, well-maintained restrooms and showers, laundry facility and camp store as well as a dog run and kids playground. If you're looking for resort amenities, look elsewhere, but for an excellent campground with trees and decent space between sites, this campground is great. They have separate tent sites, and even some cabin rentals. Their location is just far enough outside of Custer as to feel like you're in the forest, but close enough to everything from fuel, groceries, hardware stores, restaurants and quaint downtown Custer, to big attractions like Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 09/24/2020

WOW!!! I cannot say enough about this campground! The reservation process was easy and the gal who helped me was so nice and helpful! She made the comment that it is so beautiful and peaceful there we wouldn't want to leave. And she was right! We loved it so much we extended our stay. I did not see one bad campsite. I loved all of the trees and wildlife. We could not believe the amount of deer and turkey roaming around. You can tell the family takes pride in their business. Everything... Read More

WOW!!! I cannot say enough about this campground! The reservation process was easy and the gal who helped me was so nice and helpful! She made the comment that it is so beautiful and peaceful there we wouldn't want to leave. And she was right! We loved it so much we extended our stay. I did not see one bad campsite. I loved all of the trees and wildlife. We could not believe the amount of deer and turkey roaming around. You can tell the family takes pride in their business. Everything is immaculate and well maintained. The fort play area for the kids is so neat!! Very dog friendly as well with a nice maintained fenced in area. We cannot wait to go back!!!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/19/2019

This is a great Campground. Level sites, plenty of space, well maintained facility. Nice staff. We will definitely be back.

5 5 out of 5 stars 07/09/2018

This campground is located in a densely wooded area of the Black Hills. We saw 2-3 deer at our camp site every night. The sites were all shaded and level. Gravel roads were in good condition. Each of 4 spacious bathrooms had a locking door with a shower, sink and toilet included. Office personnel were very friendly and helpful. There was a small camp store and plenty of information available about things to see and do. There was plenty of room to walk the dogs. The campground is very close to Crazy... Read More

This campground is located in a densely wooded area of the Black Hills. We saw 2-3 deer at our camp site every night. The sites were all shaded and level. Gravel roads were in good condition. Each of 4 spacious bathrooms had a locking door with a shower, sink and toilet included. Office personnel were very friendly and helpful. There was a small camp store and plenty of information available about things to see and do. There was plenty of room to walk the dogs. The campground is very close to Crazy Horse monument (10 minute drive) and about a 30 minute or 20 mile drive from Rushmore. It was very quiet and peaceful even though we were there during a peak summer period. The campground is well maintained, family owned and well run. The advance reservation process was very professional.
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24992 Sylvan Lake Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Coordinates: 43.782900, -103.585830
Elevation: 5500

Directions
From jct Hwy 385 & 16A (in downtown Custer): Go 1/2 mi E on 16A to Hwy 89/Sylvan Lake Rd, then 1 mi N (R)

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