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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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Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
2

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
3

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
4

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
5

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
6

State Game Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Casual Dining
7

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
8

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
9

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
10

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
11

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
12

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
13

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
14

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
15

Econolodge of 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

Bavarian Inn

Custer

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  • Hotel/Motel
19

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
20

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
21

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
22

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
23

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
24

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
25

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
26

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
27

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
28

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
29

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
30

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
31

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
32

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
33

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
34

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
35

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
36

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
37

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
38

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
39

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
40

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
41

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
  Business Name and City Category Trip Planner  
1

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
2

National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
3

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
4

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
5

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
6

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
7

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
8

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
9

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
10

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
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

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
2

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
4

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
6

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
7

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
8

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
10

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
12

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

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

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
2

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine
3

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
4

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
5

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
6

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty