The Horsethief Lake Campground has 36 camp sites. A limited number of accessible sites are available. The is the closest campground to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and is a very popular lakeside campground.

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The Cook Lake Recreation Area has 32 camp sites and 33 picnic sites.  The lake is stocked with trout, catfish, and sunfish, and there is a wheelchair accessible pier.  There is carry-down access to the lake for small watercraft. Approximately four miles of hiking and bicycling trails are available at the recreation area. The State…

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The Rod and Gun Campground has seven camp sites. Restroom facilities are available. One of the “Dances with Wolves” film sites is nearby. The campground is located adjacent to Little Spearfish Creek.

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Pactola Reservoir is located 15 miles west of Rapid City. It is the largest and deepest reservoir in the Black Hills, boasting 14 miles of shoreline and 150 foot depths on 800 acres. The Bureau of Reclamation manages the dam and water. Record lake trout are caught each year. Large brown trout are caught in…

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The Ditch Creek Campground is a quiet campground adjacent to Ditch Creek. It is situated in an open area with some spruce along the creek. The campground is located approximately 4 miles south of Deerfield Reservoir.

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