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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: 5/25/2014 - 9/1/2014

Custer City Expedition Family Package

Starting at $495.00 Family of Four

<p> Custer City is an excellent base for Families&nbsp; visiting the Black Hills because of its easy access to world-class attractions

VALID DATES: 5/25/2014 - 8/25/2014

Custer City Mountains of Magic Family Vacation

Starting at $260.00 Family of Four

<p> Add some magic to your Black Hills Vacation with our full scale illusion show at the Grand Magic in Custer City, South Dakota

VALID DATES: 5/23/2014 - 9/1/2014

Deadwood: Base Camp

Starting at $209.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Make Deadwood your base camp this summer and see the hills.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve put together a three night package&nbsp; and added eight amazing

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> Stay in the heart of the Black Hills, Hill City, South Dakota!&nbsp; One of the most gorgeous town in the Black Hills and centrally located

VALID DATES: 5/24/2014 - 9/12/2014

Hill City Heart of the Hills Family Package

Starting at $498.00 Family of Four

<p> Located just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, Hill City is home to art galleries, boutiques, museums, three wineries

VALID DATES: 4/15/2014 - 9/30/2014

Hot Springs Family Fun

Starting at $335.00 Family of Four

<p> Budget Travel lists Hot Springs, SD as one of the &quot;coolest&quot; towns in America.&nbsp; You&#39;ll know why when you visit their world

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  
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Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
2

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
3

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
4

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
5

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
6

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
7

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
8

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
9

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
10

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
11

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
12

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
13

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
14

State Game Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Casual Dining
15

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
16

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
17

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
18

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
19

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
20

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
21

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
22

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
23

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
24

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
25

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
26

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
27

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
28

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
29

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
30

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
31

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
32

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
33

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
34

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
35

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
36

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
37

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
38

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
39

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
40

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
41

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
2

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
3

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
4

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
5

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
6

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
7

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
8

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
9

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
10

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
11

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
12

Grand Magic Show

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

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
2

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Quiznos

Custer

  • Dining
  • Fast Food
4

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
6

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
7

Dairy Queen

Custer

  • Dining
  • Fast Food
8

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
10

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
13

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
14

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
2

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
3

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
4

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine
5

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
6

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail