Our family took a three-week road trip by RV this past summer and stayed in seven campgrounds spanning five states (AZ, UT, MT, SD, and CO). Our favorite campground from this trip was...Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort in Custer, South Dakota!
Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort is a HUGE 86-acre campground with plentiful amenities for campers of every kind - glampers, RVers, tenters, and cabin renters. Whether your style is roughing it in the wilderness or vacationing in luxury, you'll probably find a lot to love about Buffalo Ridge.
The property itself is gorgeous with sprawling grass spaces and mature trees. Coupled with new and remodeled facilities, you'll find that this camp resort is one that you will want to return to again and again.
Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort has 106 RV sites - pull-through, back-in, 30amp, 50amp, etc.
As far as we could tell, all sites offer full hook-ups and the rates are fabulous! $40-$50/night for most sites.
Because of the size of this campground (86 acres!), there are plentiful ways to stay:
Restrooms and showers are clean and appear to be recently remodeled.
There are two laundry rooms - $2 to wash, $1 to dry.
The playground is AMAZING and huge. It has three super tall slides, a treehouse-type hideout in the middle, and nets to climb on. So fun - especially for ages 3-11!
There are two sparkling (and perhaps recently re-done?) swimming pools and one jacuzzi at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort. Unlike the swimming pools at many campgrounds, these ones looked clean and had huge appeal for swimming, lounging, and relaxing.
While there is no cafe or restaurant on-site, there are picnic tables at each RV and camping site for your convenience. There are also tables near the swimming pools and on the balcony above the main office/store.
As for grocery stores, there are one or two small grocers along the Custer "downtown" strip. If you are looking for a bigger, more traditional grocery store, you'll need to head up to Rapid City (which is about an hour away).
We always want to know about WiFi at various campgrounds. We are happy to report that there was working WiFi at the Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort. Hooray!
Checking in? Need advice about area attractions? Stop by the front office, which also serves as a gift shop with snacks, camping necessities, and souvenirs.
The office is immaculate and inviting with warm decor and elegant floors. Every time we stopped in, the staff members were engaging and friendly. At certain parts of the day, you can stop in for (FREE!) popcorn and coffee. The office also has a wide assortment of brochures for area attractions along with a DVD library (feel free to check one out for the afternoon or evening).
Check-in for RVs and tents is 1:00pm. Check-in for cabins, luxury tents, and glamping teepees is 3:00pm. Check-out is 11:00am.
At the campground, kids can glide down the slides on the playground, swim in one of the two pools, ride a giant see-saw, or check out a DVD from the office.
As far as we could tell, there weren’t scheduled activities for families.
Here is an estimate of the number of minutes from Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort to popular area attractions: