Tipi Stays

Tipi Stays is a youth-led cultural tourism enterprise of the Lakota Youth Developmentā€”a native non-profit organization. Patronage helps support important youth programs.

Immerse yourself in the Lakota culture by staying in Lakota-style tipis. Interact with knowledgeable staff and elders that offer storytelling, creating traditional arts, and outdoor activities. Well-marked signage leads visitors to a quiet valley full of wildlife, bird watching and minimal light pollution for fantastic star gazing.

Shower and laundry facilities are available on site.

A great family experience.

Limited dates for booking; call for availability.

Contact Information

Marla BullBear
Reservations:
605-654-2050605-840-4417605-654-2057 (Fax)

Address:
30122 352nd AvenuePO Box 277Herrick, SD 57538 US

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Location

Other Information

  • Seasons Open

    Limited dates June through October.
  • Prices and Fees

    Lodging and activity package: $150/night 16 years and older; $75/night youth. Tipi stay for 1-3 persons: $375/night. Lodging only: $100/night 16 years and older; $30/night youth.
  • Accessibility

    The campgrounds offer accessible kitchen and shower facilities. The outdoor paths and trails are a combination of mowed prairie and gravel/sand, no paved or sidewalk areas.
  • Eco Friendly Notes

    Tipi stays is located on 10 acres on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. We embrace the "leave no trace" perspective, share the grounds with wildlife, and support the return of indigenous plant and prairie grasses. Youth nurture a "restoration" garden where over 300 wild, edible, and medicinal plants are grown to flourish unharvested. No pesticides or chemicals are allowed on property as youth nurture honeybees in order to assist the recovery of the honeybee population and bring balance back to great mother earth. Harvesting of plants is prohibited unless it is a structured activity supervised by camp staff. No alcohol or drugs allowed, as we keep this environment sacred for youth development.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    Lakota Youth Development is governed by a Native American Board of Directors who are tribal members of the various reservations across South Dakota, specifically Milks Camp Community of the Rosebud Indian Reservation where the camp is located. Youth Societies are also a part of the organizational structure of this nonprofit. Please visit www.lakotayouthdevelopment.org for more information on this locally-owned business and nonprofit work.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Tipi stays is located on 10 acres on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. We embrace the "leave no trace" perspective, share the grounds with wildlife, and support the return of indigenous plant and prairie grasses. Youth nurture a "restoration" garden where over 300 wild, edible, and medicinal plants are grown to flourish unharvested.No pesticides or chemicals are allowed on property as youth nurture honeybees in order to assist the recovery of the honeybee population and bring balance back to great mother earth. Harvesting of plants is prohibited unless it is a structured activity supervised by camp staff.No alcohol or drugs allowed, as we keep this environment sacred for youth development.

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