Experience over 28,732 hectares (71,000 acres) of rugged wilderness deep in the Black Hills at Custer State Park. A popular site for recreation and leisure, the park boasts dozens of hiking and driving routes, as well as a number of resorts and campgrounds for overnight stays. Drive along the 29 km (18 mi) scenic Wildlife Loop Road to take in the lush green landscape and wildlife sightings, including a herd of 1,300 bison, one of the largest publicly owned herds in the world, and over 186 species of birds. Keep in mind that the entrance fee is valid for 7 days if you would like to return to the park or extend your stay. Our Custer travel route planning website makes visiting Custer State Park and other Custer attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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We enjoyed our visit, The scenic drives are wonderful. We were early in the season but lucked out with great weather. Hope to come again one day!
We enjoyed our visit, The scenic drives are wonderful. We were early in the season but lucked out with great weather. Hope to come again one day! more »
Beautiful park and many parts of it look like a computer wallpaper or screensaver. Almost as if someone painted nature, and stuck it in South Dakota. We spent three glorious days in the park and...
Beautiful park and many parts of it look like a computer wallpaper or screensaver. Almost as if someone painted nature, and stuck it in South Dakota. We spent three glorious days in the park and... more »
There is so much to say about Custer state park! You are in for an amazing time. Our family has journeyed to Custer State Park a dozen times and every time we have a new experience! You will see bison, donkeys, prairie dogs, antelope, elk, big horn sheep and possibly mountain goats. You can fish, go tent camping or stay at a cabin at one of the many camping locations, go hiking, swim in the lakes, go kayaking and so much more! There are wonderful visitor centers with tons of information about the park and the wildlife.
This state park is full of surprise! There are so many unforgettable scenes! Some of the highlights are Sylvan Lake, Needles Highway, and Wildlife Loop Road. My family, especially the kids, fully enjoyed our visit here. There is no doubt we will come back! The state park pass ($20) is good for a week, so we should plan for a longer stay here next time! :)
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