Have any of you been to Sylvan Lake campground in Custer state park SD ? I need some information about the campground. I have a 26 foot TT and I know the max length is 30 and also some sites have electricity. Are the sites wide enough for slide outs or not.? .How about bathrooms,campsite itself wheb it comes to privacy and dump station.Of all the campgrounds within Custer state park which one would you recomend.? Thanks for the help
Have you gone to the Sylvan Lake website? You can view each campsite with a brief description about each one. You may be able to get an idea when viewing the pictures if one is suitable for your TT. Be sure to check out the driving direction to follow according to what you are driving and pulling. You could also call them.
We have been to that part of SD twice and love the area but sorry to say we did not stay at Sylvan Lake.
I have been to Game Lodge - very nice. central location and paved level sites. Descriptions on website seem accurate with respect to length limits.
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we have looked at Sylvan Lake area and it is really very scenic, but we haven't stayed there because it is not big enough to hold us.
All the other campgrounds in the state park have sites plenty long enough and wide enough for you, so I expect Sylvan Lake will be the same in that regard.
Same thing with the bathrooms, which are very good. The only dump station I know about is at Game Lodge campground. We usually stay there or a couple miles from it in a little campground called Legion Lake.
Sylvan Lake will have good shade, I think because it is forested up there.
Stockade Lake north and south have plenty of shade.
Blue Bell has shade and horseback riding, etc, but is kinda out of the way (IMO)
Legion Lake has some shade.
Grace Coolidge has some shade along the creek.
All in all, Custer state park is a well above average park, very well maintained.
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Just got back from staying in a cabin there. It is not the greatest location-wise as it's at the northern edge of the park. Do NOT go up Needles Highway! You should access via Custer. I'd recommend the campground at State Game Lodge. Nice sites and you should fit just fine. Blue Bell IMHO is not out of the way at all and the trail riding there is tops.
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Stayed at Game Lodge and Grace Coolidge many times, always a great time. I have motored through the CG at Sylvan Lake on occasion, and found it to be fairly tight, with the majority of the guests in tents, pop-ups and small rvs. It's also nicely wooded and on a hillside. The biggest drawback would be location. It is a long and winding road to all the other nice places in the park, and just about anywhere else you would want to be. Have a great trip.
When we were there a few weeks ago, we saw a 5th Wheel heading up to Sylvan Lake CG via Needles Highway. As mentioned above, check the driving approach recommendations, this guy got stuck on the road and had to hold up traffic and get help from myself and several others to attempt a risky turnaround to head back down the mountain as he was not going to be able to make it through the tunnel ahead of him.
It is beautiful up there and we did see many RVs in the CG.
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