Beaver Lake Campground

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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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All other types of drivable vehicles.

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If you are looking for a great place to go RV camping in the Black Hills National Forest, you're going to love the Beaver Lake Campground. Not only is this Custer campground impeccable, but the surrounding area is stunning. This RV park offers two heated pools, a water slide, a rec room for large gatherings, a playground for the kids, horseshoe pits, tetherball, volleyball, and a selection of lawn games on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need supplies, the main office also has a store where you can buy groceries, RV parts, and maps of the best places to go in the Black Hills. While you're here, you can fill your propane tanks, dump your gray/black water tanks, or use the free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with the rest of the world.

At Bear Lake Campground, there are pull-through sites, room for big rigs, 30 and 50 amp electrical service, sites with full hookups including cable TV, and the park is pet-friendly so you can bring furry friends on vacation too. After a long day at nearby Mount Rushmore or a ride to Sturgis during the yearly motorcycle rally, there are hot showers and a laundry facility.

Bear Lake Campground is a wonderful place to go motorhome camping, but there is so much more to do here. You are minutes away from downtown Custer which sits on the edge of Custer State Park, where you will find lakes, great hiking trails, fishing, and more. It's a nice place to visit when you book a Black Hills RV rental. While in Custer, you can rent an ATV, go on hot air balloon rides, enjoy a Jeep safari, or fly over the area in a helicopter. Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave National Monument, and the Crazy Horse Monument; this area is an amazing place to go camping with an RV.

The Great Outdoors

Custer State Park covers an incredible 71,000 acres in the Black Hills National Forest and is home to a plethora of wild animals. You never know when you might see a few bison or an elk passing through. Along with Bear Creek Campground, there are several other places to camp in the park, some of which have space for your RV rental. The park is teeming with wildlife and is one of the world's top wildlife destinations. Depending on what time of year your visit, you might catch the Buffalo Roundup during which cowboys and cowgirls round up the herd of 1,300 bison and corral them for veterinary testing and branding.

Of course, you can't book an RV in Custer County without taking the 30-minute drive to Mount Rushmore just outside of Rapid City. Be prepared for a steep drive on the roads up to the monument. Finished in 1941, this massive granite carving features the faces of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt. There is also a museum where you can learn about Gutzon Borglum and his son who directed the carvings, see pictures of them as they were being carved, and learn the story behind it. It's a very important place to visit while motorhome camping nearby.

To the north is Sturgis, home of the largest gathering of motorcycles in the world during its annual rally. The town is home to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. You could spend hours wandering around it, looking at the collection of vintage motorcycles and an incredible collection of memorabilia. Just outside of town is Fort Meade; built in the 19th century, it now houses a museum filled with information and displays. This area is a "must-visit" no matter what time of year you book your RV rental near Bear Lake Campground.

Exploring Custer

Custer is listed as the "oldest town in the Black Hills" and started out as a mining town. As you drive your rental RV into town, the first thing you see is a huge painted buffalo statue. Be sure you grab a few pictures for your Instagram album. In the downtown area, you'll find a selection of souvenir stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. The town was established when gold was discovered here in 1874 and hosts Gold Discovery Days during the last weekend of July.

For the history buffs, General Custer and the 7th Cavalry are credited with finding gold here during the Black Hills Expedition. This discovery led to the Black Hills Gold Rush in what was at the time home to the Oglala Sioux. The original settlement was named Stonewall after the Confederate Army's General Stonewall Jackson, but shortly after was renamed Custer after the famous general.

Custer has plenty of room to park campervan rentals while you take a drive along the many scenic drives that take you through the Badlands, Custer State Park, and, of course, the Black Hills. No matter what type of outdoor adventure you are looking for after booking your RV rental in Rapid City, you are sure to find it and have a great time. Be sure you spend a little time in Keystone, the gateway to Mt. Rushmore where you will find the Iron Mountain Road, an exciting trip along spiraling bridges and through granite tunnels.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Stockade Lake Trail, SDCuster, SD
  • Sunday Gulch Trail, SDCuster State Park, SD
  • Little Devils Tower Spur Trail, SDCuster State Park, SD
  • Harney Peak South Dakota Highpoint Trail, SDBlack Hills National Forest, SD
  • Lake Sylvan Trail, SDBlack Hills National Forest, SD
  • Cathedral Spires Trail, SDCuster State Park, SD
  • Hell Canyon Trail , SDBlack Hills National Forest, SD
  • Legion Lake Trail, SDCuster State Park, SD
  • Badger Clark Historic Trail, SDCuster State Park, SD
  • Saint Elmo Peak Trail, SDBlack Hills National Forest, SD

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