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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: 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: 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

  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
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Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
2

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
3

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
4

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
5

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
6

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
7

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
8

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
9

State Game Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Casual Dining
10

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
11

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
12

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
13

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
14

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
15

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
16

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
17

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
18

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
19

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
20

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
21

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
22

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
23

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
24

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
25

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
26

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
27

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
28

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
29

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
30

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
31

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
32

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
33

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
34

Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
35

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
36

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
37

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
38

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
39

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
40

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
41

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

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

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
2

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
3

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
4

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
5

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
6

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
7

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
8

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
9

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
10

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
11

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
  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

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
2

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
4

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
6

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
7

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
8

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
10

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

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

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
2

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
3

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
4

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
5

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
6

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine