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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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Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
2

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
3

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
4

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
5

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
6

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
7

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
8

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
9

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
10

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
11

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
12

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
13

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
14

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
15

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
16

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
17

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
18

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
19

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
20

Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
21

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
22

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
23

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
24

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
25

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
26

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
27

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
28

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
29

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
30

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
31

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
32

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
33

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
34

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
35

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
36

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
37

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
38

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
39

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
40

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
41

State Game Lodge

Custer

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

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
2

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
3

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
4

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
5

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
6

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
7

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
8

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
9

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
10

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
11

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
  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

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
2

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
4

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
6

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
7

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
8

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
10

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Pizza Hut

Custer

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

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
2

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
3

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
4

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
5

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine
6

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail