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Richmond Lake Youth Camp

Private cabin camping fun in South Dakota for family reunions, church groups, and more! Since 1940, the Richmond Lake Youth Camp has been giving kids a place to have a great time and learn about our ecology. The Richmond Lake Youth Camp is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Aberdeen, SD and is operated by the Brown County Fairgrounds. Get the directions to the camp and check it out in person. Call 605-626-7108 or 605-380-9565 now to book this camping facility. 

Rental Rates

Daily Rates

  • Lodge Only: $225 per day
  • Dorm Only: $100 per dorm (3 dormitories available and each one sleeps 36)
  • Infirmary Cabin: $50 per day (Sleeps 8)

Group Rates

Apply to camps or events with 2-night minimum.

Group Rates (30 people or less) include a multi-building discount:

  • Lodge only: $225 per night.
  • Lodge & 1 Dorm: $300 per night.
  • Lodge & 2 Dorms: $375 per night.
  • Lodge & 3 Dorms: $450 per night.

If over 30 people, additional individual rates apply beginning at 31st person:

Youth: $7.00 per person per night (Age 17 and under)

Adult: $10.00 per person per night (Age 18 and older)

Deposit: A $225 deposit is required to guarantee all dates. This deposit will only be refunded (or applied to total bill) if the camp is left in a clean and orderly manner and there is no damage done to the camp. If the cleaning costs and damage costs exceed the amount of time deposit, any additional repairs or cleaning will be billed. Signed lease, deposit, and proof of insurance shall be sent to: Brown County Auditor, 25 Market Street, Ste. 1, Aberdeen, SD 57401.

Cleanup: $100 for the Lodge and $100 for each of the dorms.

Absolutely No Pets allowed in any of the buildings!



Directions to the Youth Camp
37925 Youth Camp Road
Aberdeen, SD 57401-8332

Note: 382nd Ave. is also known as Brown County Highway 6.

Arriving from the North: Highway 281, turn west on 129th St., go 4 miles. Turn North on 382nd Ave, go 2 miles. Follow the signs.

Arriving from the South: Highway 281, turn west on Highway 12, go 4 miles. Turn North on 382nd Ave, go 7 miles. Follow the signs.

Arriving from the East: Follow Highway 12 through Aberdeen to 382nd Ave, turn north, go 7 miles. Follow the signs.

Arriving from the West: Highway 12, turn North on 382nd Ave, go 7 miles. Follow the signs.


Map of the Camp

Map of Richmond Lake Youth Camp




Dedication ceremonies on the shores of Richmond Lake took place on September 29th, 1940 for the Richmond Youth Camp Lodge.

The Richmond Youth Camp and Park, a memorial to the late H. C. Behrens, who was the first to foresee the possibilities of the Foote Creek Valley lying between high bluffs 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen.

Complete with a beautiful native stone lodge to house groups using the camp, the facilities have improved each year.

In 1943 the K.O. Lee Company took an interest in the Camp and donated money to be used to improve and maintain the facilities. Their donations led to three dorms being built that will house up to 108 kids. Air conditioning was added in 2021. Currently Church groups, family reunion, wedding parties, and youth groups use the camp all summer.


Contact Information

Richmond Lake Youth Camp
37925 Youth Camp Road
Aberdeen, SD 57401-8332