South Dakota offers a variety of options for overnight stays. Visitors can take the simple route and go camping or choose to stay in luxury at one of the resorts. There's also a middle route: reservations at South Dakota cabins. While not every state park offers cabin rentals, several do. In Yankton, the Chief White Crane Recreation Area has ten cabins and nearly 150 campsites. Nearby Lewis & Clark has ten log cabins in addition to its nearly 400 campsites. The Yankton sites as well as other South Dakota cabins in the state park system can be reserved year-round, and most accommodate four campers at once.
Travelers will also find South Dakota lake cabins among the state park offerings. Hartford Beach State Park, located along the shores of Big Stone Lake, offers a handicapped-accessible cabin on its list of accommodations. One of the lakes carved by an ancient glacier, Big Stone Lake, is another scenic place to explore. Campers can admire the views from their porch, try some hiking, or take part in water sports. Nearby Roy Lake State Park, which is a draw for its fishing, has one cabin among its offerings. Along a reservoir west of Sioux Falls, the Lake Vermilion Recreation Area is another option for cabins in South Dakota and also has two campsites, one located on each site of the sporting lake.
When vacation plans include Mount Rushmore, travelers can consider Black Hills cabins. Custer State Park, with more than 70,000 of preserved space and hundreds of cabins, is a few minutes from the stone presidents. The list of attractions for overnight guests and daytime visitors is extensive, including hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, bison watching, chuck-wagon dinners, and the Black Hills Playhouse. The other options for spending the night are plentiful. Resorts are found along Sylvan and Legion Lakes, and several lodges, campgrounds, and a small dude ranch welcome guests as well. This massive park has more cabins in South Dakota than any other of the state parks. These Black Hills cabins are an economical and practical place to anchor while exploring one of the most scenic places in America.
However, Custer State Park is just one of the options to consider for Black Hills cabins. Travelers can make reservations at a number of independent campgrounds, guest ranches, resorts, and other sites in Hill City, Rapid City, Deadwood, and Sturgis. These sites range from basic rooms accommodating a few people to luxurious spaces that can handle a large group.
Some cabins in South Dakota offer a taste of the Old West. Featuring vintage South Dakota cabins from the 1930s, Wickiup Village is a scenic place to stay when exploring the Black Hills. Located just outside of the historic community of Lead and not far from the Wyoming border, Wickiup has cabins of varying sizes, all well-equipped with fireplaces, linens, and comfortable furniture.
Several guest ranches also offer cabins, making them a place to relax after a long day of working the land or enjoying the South Dakota attractions. Hay Creek Ranch, surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, has cabins complete with kitchens and full bathrooms, in addition to RV hookups. Guests will find no shortage of things to do, including hiking, watching elk, and horseback riding.