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Custer State Park in South Dakota

Custer State Park

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Unique Scenery

Slender granite formations called "Needles" dominate the skyline. These unique rock outcroppings are an excellent place for rock climbers to push themselves to the limit. With its winding roads and small granite tunnels, Needles Highway (SD Highway 87 between Sylvan Lake and Legion Lake) provides the perfect backdrop for a scenic drive and ranks as a favorite among sightseers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Roam Free

In Custer State Park, one of the largest state parks in America, you're free to roam amidst pure nature. Enjoy leisurely walks along extensive hiking trails throughout the park or climb the summit of Harney Peak, the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains. At the top is a breathtaking vista of granite peaks carpeted with evergreens and aspens.

Park visitors love kayaking, canoeing and paddleboating in the refreshing mountain lakes. The park offers horseback riding, Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours, chuck wagon suppers, gold panning demonstrations, fishing, naturalist programs and much more. Unique lodges and scenic campgrounds provide the ideal location for creating lasting vacation memories in the great outdoors.

Custer State Park in South Dakota

Annual Buffalo Roundup – Friday, September 27, 2013

The annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup is the opening event of an autumn weekend full of Old West entertainment and heart-pounding adventure. You can feel the earth shake from thousands of thundering hooves as wranglers and rangers round up the park's 1,300 bison. The Buffalo Roundup is an experience of a lifetime that you have to see to believe.

Custer State Park Annual Buffalo Roundup

For a sampling of the action, view our video

Custer State Park Accommodations

Address

13329 US Highway 16A
Custer, SD 57730

Website

www.custerstatepark.com

Email

General: custerstatepark@state.sd.us

Phones

Phone: 605-255-4515

Fax: 605-255-4460

Reservations: 800-710-2267

Tags

Recreation Area, State Parks, Campground, Birding

 

VALID DATES: 9/1/2014 - 10/31/2014

Black Hills Fall Color

Starting at $145.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Exploring the squiggly, wiggly scenic drives in the Black Hills of South Dakota is even more distracting during the fall color season

VALID DATES: 4/1/2014 - 10/31/2014

Harley-Davidson™ Rent Ride Relax

Starting at $449.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Testing your driving skills on the sharp curves of Iron Mountain Road and seeing Mount Rushmore come into full view on a motorcycle is a bike

VALID DATES: 9/3/2014 - 10/31/2014

Hill City Heart of the Hills Fall Getaway

Starting at $159.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Located in the heart of the Black Hills, you’ll find boutiques, galleries and easy access to some of South Dakota’s most iconic adventures

VALID DATES: 11/7/2013 - 12/31/2014

Mount Rushmore and the National Parks Package

Starting at $135.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Just 18 miles from Mount Rushmore is Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving in progress dedicated to the Great Sioux Nation

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Big Sky Lodge

Starting at $168.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Comfort Inn -LaCrosse

Starting at $184.00 Per-Person

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Comfort Suites

Starting at $192.50 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Days Inn

Starting at $178.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Grand Gateway Hotel

Starting at $188.00 Per-Person

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Howard Johnson Hotel

Starting at $189.00 Per-Person

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Ramada Inn

Starting at $174.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

VALID DATES: 5/11/2014 - 10/9/2014

Mount Rushmore Tours / Super 8 Tower Rd

Starting at $169.00 Per person/double occupancy

Our package includes 3 days 2 nights lodging, an all you can eat breakfast at Fort Hays Old West Town, 100 mile loop tour of the Black Hills including

  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
2

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
3

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
4

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
5

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
6

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
7

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
8

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
9

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
10

Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
11

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
12

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
13

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
14

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
15

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
16

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
17

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
18

State Game Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Casual Dining
19

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
20

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
21

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
22

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
23

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
24

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
25

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
26

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
27

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
28

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
29

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
30

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
31

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
32

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
33

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
34

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
35

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
36

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
37

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
38

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
39

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
40

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
41

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Grand Magic Show

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
2

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
3

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
4

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
5

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
6

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
7

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
8

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
9

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
10

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
11

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
12

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Custer State Park

Custer

  • Outdoor
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
2

Rockin R Rides, Inc.

Custer

  • Outdoor
  • Sports & Recreation
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
2

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Dairy Queen

Custer

  • Dining
  • Fast Food
4

Quiznos

Custer

  • Dining
  • Fast Food
5

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
6

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
7

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
8

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
10

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
11

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
13

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
14

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
2

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
3

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
4

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine
5

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
6

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail