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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

  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
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Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
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Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
3

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
4

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
5

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
6

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
7

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
8

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
9

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
10

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
11

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
12

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
13

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
14

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
15

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
16

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
17

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
18

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
19

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

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20

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
21

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
22

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
23

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
24

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
25

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
26

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
27

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
28

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
29

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
30

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
31

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
32

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
33

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
34

Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
35

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
36

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
37

State Game Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Casual Dining
38

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
39

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
40

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
41

American Presidents Resort

Custer

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

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
2

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
3

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
4

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
5

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
6

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
7

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
8

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
9

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
10

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
11

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

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

Rockin R Rides, Inc.

Custer

  • Outdoor
  • Sports & Recreation
2

Custer State Park

Custer

  • Outdoor
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
2

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
4

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
6

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
7

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
8

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
10

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

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

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
2

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
3

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
4

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
5

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
6

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine