In the 11th episode of Off The Beaten Path but Not Lost, we talk about things to do in the Black Hills, South Dakota with your family. 

To claim a state, we have to stay in the state and actually do something. It also has to be a state we visited after we started our full-time Journey. Of the 17 states, we are claiming – South Dakota sits at the top.

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We spent time in South Dakota two weeks in July and then came in September and spent another two weeks.

Where we stayed

We stayed outside Custer State Park at Heartland RV Park & Cabins

We also stayed at Three Flags RV Park in Blackhawk

New Jeep
We were so excited to get our new Jeep while in Rapid City, South Dakota

Custer State Park

4th of  July Celebration in Mount Rushmore
4th of July Celebration in Mount Rushmore

Black Hills

Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Directions & Fees

  • Directions: located 75 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Private Vehicle Fee – $30.00
  • Motorcycle Fee – $25.00
  • Per person – $15.00
  • They also take America the Beautiful annual pass.

Things to see or do at the park

  • Ben Reifel Visitor Center – North Unit
  • White River Visitor Center – South Unit
  • Drive Sage Creek Rim Road
  • Badlands Loop Road (Hwy 240)
  • Visit the Fossil Preparation Lab

Where to stay

  • Sage Creek Campground 
  • Cedar Pass Campground 
  • Cedar Pass Lodge
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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Can’t Miss

Don’t miss this great spot in Texas! Dinosaur Valley State Park

Directions & Fees

  • $7 per day, per person 13 and older.

Where to stay

Things to see or do at the park