Terms of Service

Welcome to Hidden Lake Campground! We are excited to have you as our guest.  If you need anything at all during your stay or have any questions please stop in the office or give us a call.  We are here to help.  


  • Hours June-September 8:00am-7:00pm 7 days a week
  • Hours September-November and April-June 8:00am-6:00pm Wednesday-Monday
  • We have a stocked store with multiple items - clothing, souvenirs, games; eggs, beverages, beer, and day-to-day items you may have forgot all at reasonable prices.
  • Games:  We have corn hole, yard dice, and yard jenga, in the community area for our guests to play with.  We also have two horseshoe pits next to the shower house.  Guaranteed to have lots of laughs and fun!


  • We rent kayaks and canoes! They are all day rentals - canoe $20 a day and kayak $15 a day.  Please come into the store to rent one and enjoy the beauty of the lake closeup.  
  • We offer catch and release fishing.  We do require a fishing license from Hidden Lake.  The license helps us maintain our fish population and our lake.  We offer single rates or site rates.  Single rates 1-4 days $10 or 5-7 days $17.  Site rates include everyone in your site or cabin 1-4 days $30 or 5-7 days $37.  Please come into the store to obtain a license.  
  • Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times when fishing.
  • You can enjoy a walk around the entire lake.  You can walk across the dam and there is a big field on the other side of the lake.  If you continue through the field you will come out on the side across from the dam.  Please do not cross the road on this side.  That is private property.  Please stay on the road or next to the lake until you come through the gate and then you are back on our property. 
  • You may swim in the lake from 7:00am to 8:00pm.  There is no lifeguard on duty.  Children 14 and under require adult supervision.
  • Dogs may also swim in the lake.  Please obey our pet rules and please make sure you are not disturbing other guests. 

GENERAL TERMS - Speed limit of 10 mph at all times

  • $3.50 processing fee will be required for all reservations.
  • No personal checks will be accepted.
  • The person registered will be responsible for the condition of the cabin/site.
  • Reservations are not refundable due to weather conditions.
  • Please don't bring firewood from out of state into South Dakota. We don't want to spread insects or diseases to our trees. There are legal ramifications of bringing firewood from out of state or from a quarantined area (Sioux Falls is a quarantined area). We have firewood to purchase here at very reasonable prices.
  • Portable jacuzzi, hot tub, swimming pools, etc., are not allowed.  
  • RV, camper, motorhome, vehicle washing, etc., is not allowed.

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two-night minimum stay required for all Cabins.

Required Deposits

100% of your total stay is due at the time of booking.

Check-In and Check-Out

  • Cabins : Check-in between 3pm & 7pm. Check out by 11am.
  • Campsites: Check-in between 12pm & 7pm. Check out by 11am.
  • Please check in at the office.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel 15+ days prior to check in = $10 fee
  • Cancel 7-14 days prior to check in = 25% fee of total
  • No refunds given a week before check in

Early Departure Refund

There are no early departure refunds given

Minimum Age Requirements and Personal Accountability

By accepting a reservation, you acknowledge and agree that: you are 18+ years old for a campsite OR 21+ years old for cabins and you are personally staying on the campsite or in the cabin/room.  We do not allow the resale of sites.  Please make arrangements with the office for any change in guest registration.

Vehicle Policy

  • Limit of one vehicle per tent site and 4 adults.  Limit of two vehicles per cabin/ full-hookup site, including any overnight guests (motorhome and tow are considered one).
  • ALL VEHICLES MUST FIT IN YOUR SITE.  Please ensure prior to arrival.
  • Park in designated areas only.
  • NO parking on grass or on roadways.
  • Electric car charging in sites must be declared and an additional fee paid.

Visitor Policy

  • Day Guests: Must check in with office and give name and site number they will be visiting.  Vehicle policy is strictly enforced and visiting guests may not exceed vehicle limit.
  • Overnight Guests: Occupancy and vehicle counts may not exceed limits with the addition of overnight guests.
  • Guests are responsible for the conduct of their visitors.  Guests are responsible financially for any damage their guests may incur.


  • Bedding and towels are provided with your cabin rental.  We do not provide any house keeping or laundering services during your stay.  If you require any items be washed we do have a laundry facility on site for your convenience.
  • Cabins have lights, electricity, windows and screens. All of our cabins have restrooms and showers. Most of our cabins have a full kitchen in them.  There are minimal dishes provided.  Three cabins have kitchenettes (microwave and fridge).
  • Propane grills are provided at each cabin.
  • There are propane fire pits at select cabins and propane is not provided.  If you wish to use the propane fire pit you must check with the office and purchase a rental propane tank.  We will hook up, and ensure it is working properly.  DO NOT SWAP PROPANE FROM GRILL TO FIRE PIT.
  • We do not offer cable or WiFi at this time.


  • Limit of one camping unit per site (tent, popup, van, motorhome, etc.): A 2nd vehicle with a second camping unit (including tents) requires a separate, additional campsite.
  • Limit of six persons per site, including guests: Additional overnight guests are $5.00/night per person plus $45.00/night per vehicle if vehicle policy is exceeded. Children under 5 are free.
  • We do not allow extra tent setup at all RV sites.  There is a cost for adding an extra tent to your site and this is only allowed at certain sites, as we do not want to encroach on other guests.
  • Electric car charging in sites must be declared and an additional fee paid.
  • We do not offer cable or WiFi at this time.
  • Please be aware of fire pits, sewer connection, water and electric pedestals.  Guest is responsible for any damage to these.
  • A spotter is strongly advised when backing into sites.
  • Tent sites are limited to 4 people and 1 vehicle at all times.
  • Portable jacuzzi, hot tub, swimming pools, etc., are not allowed.  
  • RV, camper, motorhome, vehicle washing, etc., is not allowed.


  • Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am.
  • Lake hours are 7am to dusk.
  • Playground is open 8am-8pm.
  • There is no lifeguard on duty - swim at your own risk
  • No children under 14 are allowed unsupervised in the lake or store areas.
  • Children 14 and under fishing require adult supervision at all times.
  • Please do not move fire rings, picnic tables, benches, chairs, tables or grills.
  • Do not feed or harass the wildlife.
  • No fireworks.
  • Dispose of all trash properly including cigarette butts.
  • 4-Wheelers, dirt bikes, golf carts, etc. are not allowed to be driven on resort property.
  • Drone usage must not disturb other guests.  Drones may not leave our property boundary at anytime.  It is the guest responsibility to research and adhere to any drone laws or limitations in this area.
  • NO smoking inside Cabins. If this policy is violated, or if there are damages to your unit, you could be charged up to a $200 penalty.


  • A fine will be imposed for any undeclared pets.  Please notify front desk of any pets.
  • Pets must be kept on a short leash, under control, and quiet at all times or your pet may be asked to leave the resort.
  • Leashes may be removed in the lake area if you are in a remote area and at least 200 feet from other guests, and pets must be kept under control and respond immediately to voice commands.
  • Pet feces must be picked up immediately and disposed of properly or your pet may be asked to leave the resort.
  • Pets may not be left unattended outside of your RV under any circumstances.
  • Pets must not be allowed to disturb other guests, or your pet may be asked to leave the resort. 
  • Pets are not permitted in the playground, laundry facilities, shower facilities, store, or public patio areas or sites other than your own. 
  • Owners are responsible for any damage or injury caused by their pet.
  • If your dog barks and causes complaints - you will be asked to leave.
  • There is a $15 additional daily fee for pets in cabins.  WE DO NOT ALLOW CATS IN OUR CABINS. Damages caused by your pet to the cabin, its furnishings, or any other part of the resort are your sole responsibility and your account will be charged commensurate to the cost of such damages. Cabins are subject to damage inspection at anytime and upon checkout.
  • Limit 2 pets per cabin and 4 pets per RV site.