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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: 9/2/2014 - 12/31/2014

Custer City Expedition Family Package Off Peak

Starting at $290.00 Family of Four

Located just outside the gate of Custer State Park, Custer City is your headquarters for a year 'round family expedition. Custer's quaint downtown

VALID DATES: 10/1/2014 - 5/31/2015

Great American Road Trip – Off Peak

Starting at $529.00 Family of Four

The Great American Road Trip bundles 4 national park areas in the Black Hills and Badlands Region with Custer State Park, America's second largest

VALID DATES: 4/1/2015 - 10/31/2015

Harley Davidson™ Rent Ride Relax

Starting at $479.00 Per person/double occupancy

Seeing Mount Rushmore come into full view on a motorcycle and testing your driving skills on the sharp curves of Iron Mountain Road and the Needles

VALID DATES: 9/2/2014 - 5/22/2015

Historic Deadwood Fly, Tour and Stay Experience - Off Season

Starting at $315.00 Per person/double occupancy

Grab a flight for some serious fun in Historic Deadwood located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Located 50 minutes north of the Rapid City

VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Hot Springs Animal Viewing Adventure

Starting at $380.00 Family of Four

Headquarter in Hot Springs, SD and get close up views of wild American Mustangs roaming free at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

VALID DATES: 10/16/2014 - 12/31/2014

Hot Springs Family Fun - Off Peak

Starting at $250.00 Family of Four

World Class attractions are open year 'round in Hot Springs, SD. Tour the Mammoth Site where researchers have found over 60 mammoths; explore one

VALID DATES: 12/15/2014 - 12/15/2015

Mount Rushmore and the National Parks Package

Starting at $169.00 Per person/double occupancy

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

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

  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
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Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
2

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
3

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
4

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
5

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
6

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
7

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
8

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
9

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
10

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
11

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
12

Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
13

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
14

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
15

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
16

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
17

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
18

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
19

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
20

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
21

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
22

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
23

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
24

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
25

State Game Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Casual Dining
26

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
27

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
28

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
29

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
30

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
31

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
32

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
33

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
34

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
35

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
36

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
37

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
38

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
39

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
40

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
41

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
2

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
3

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
4

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
5

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
6

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
7

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
8

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
9

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
10

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
11

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
  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

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
2

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
4

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
6

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
7

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
8

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
10

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

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

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine
4

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
5

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
6

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty