Camping provides some of the best opportunities to take photos and show off all the cool things you're doing. A gorgeous landscape, mouth-watering food, great friends and crazy adventures. The Black Hills of South Dakota have some out of the ordinary camping spots for you to explore.
The Badlands are Majestic, phenomenal and enhanting! There are certain areas that can be used for camping. When here you can also ride your ATV, hike, or just sit atop a high point and enjoy the view! Although this area is known for its beautiful ascending and descending sun in the sky, there are certain times of the year when the sunrise and sunset are more than amazing to see here. I have discovered that the sunsets during the months of late November, December, and early January are the most colorful and utterly stunning of them all! Bring your heated camper and bundle up!
Deerfield Lake is peaceful and quiet with unbelievable sounds of nature at night and during the day. You can hear a car coming to the area from a mile or two away, but most of the time all you hear is the birds and the wind blowing through the Ponderosa Pines, crickets, the crackling of your campfire, and the wolves howling late at night. There are no motorized boats allowed in the lake, which contributes greatly to the tranquil setting.
Iron Creek Horse Camp is an unusual place for horseless campers to go, but it can be done, as a horse is not required to camp here. During the majority of the camping season, it is empty with few to no other campers. It has its own bathroom area and corraled areas to put horses if you have any. This camp is aways from the main road and is a it of a drive down a dirt road, but once you get there, it is very mellow. There are two remarkable Centennial trails surrounding the camping area and you can hike them with or without a horse. They can take you all the way to Bear Butte, or Wind Cave National park, depending on which direction you decide to venture. At night it is pitch dark and can be somewhat frightening if you are all alone! There are several horse flys in the area if horses have been visiting the camp recently there are more, so be sure to bring along bug spray!