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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: 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

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Feel the thunder and witness one of the last great events of the Old West, the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls...
Sep 26, 2014

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Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

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Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

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Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

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Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

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The Roost Resort Inc

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State Game Lodge

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Gold Camp Cabins

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Chalet Motel

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Black Hills Ponderosa Place

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French Creek Ranch B And B

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Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

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Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

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Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

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Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

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Super 8-Custer

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Echo Valley Park

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Rocket Motel, LLC

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Chief Motel

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America's Best Value Inn

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Flintstones Bedrock Campground

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Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

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Jake's Bed and Breakfast

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Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

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Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

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Valley Motel

Custer

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Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

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Big Pine Campground

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Bavarian Inn

Custer

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Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

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JPF Vacations

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

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Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

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Legion Lake Resort

Custer

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Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

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Calamity Peak Lodge

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Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

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Econolodge of Custer

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Days Inn Custer

Custer

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American Presidents Resort

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Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

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Westview Estates

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Flintstone Bedrock City

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Rocky Knolls Golf Course

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Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

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  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
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Black Hills National Forest

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Grand Magic Show

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Black Hills Balloons

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Allure Spa

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  • Grown Up Getaway
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Four Mile Old West Town

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Black Hills Playhouse

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National Museum of Woodcarving

Custer

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Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

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Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

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  • History & Culture
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Custer State Park

Custer

  • Outdoor
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
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Rockin R Rides, Inc.

Custer

  • Outdoor
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The Bank Coffee House

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Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

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Espresso And More

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Dairy Queen

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Pizza Hut

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Purple Pie Place

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Frontier Bar

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Wrangler Cafe

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Quiznos

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Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

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Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

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Budget Burger

Custer

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Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

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Sage Creek Grill

Custer

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  • Casual Dining
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Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

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Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

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Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

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Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

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The Quilt Shop

Custer

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Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

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