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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

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  
1

Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
2

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
3

Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
4

American Presidents Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
5

Big Pine Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
6

Super 8-Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
7

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
8

Jake's Bed and Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
9

Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
10

Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hunting & Fishing
11

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
12

Valley Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
13

Bavarian Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
14

Chalet Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
15

Black Hills Ponderosa Place

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
16

French Creek Ranch B And B

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
17

Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
18

Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
19

Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
20

Westview Estates

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
21

Beaver Lake Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
22

Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
23

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
24

Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
25

The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
26

Legion Lake Resort

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
27

JPF Vacations

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
28

America's Best Value Inn

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
29

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Sports & Recreation
30

Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
31

Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
32

Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
33

Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Bed and Breakfast
34

Chief Motel

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
35

Days Inn Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
36

Econolodge of Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
37

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Hotel/Motel
38

Echo Valley Park

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
39

Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Campground/RV
40

Gold Camp Cabins

Custer

  • Lodging
  • Lodge/Cabin
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

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
3

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
4

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
5

Allure Spa

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Grown Up Getaway
6

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Attractions
  • History & Culture
7

Grand Magic Show

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
8

Flintstone Bedrock City

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Outdoor
9

Black Hills Balloons

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Family
10

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
11

Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
12

Black Hills National Forest

Custer

  • Attractions
  • National Parks & Natural Wonders
  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

Dairy Queen

Custer

  • Dining
  • Fast Food
2

Frontier Bar

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
3

Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
4

The Bank Coffee House

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
5

Purple Pie Place

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
6

Espresso And More

Custer

  • Dining
  • Bakery/Coffee Shop
7

Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
8

Pizza Hut

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
9

Budget Burger

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
10

Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
11

Sage Creek Grill

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
12

Quiznos

Custer

  • Dining
  • Fast Food
13

Wrangler Cafe

Custer

  • Dining
  • Casual Dining
14

Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

Custer

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

Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
2

Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
3

Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
4

The Quilt Shop

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Specialty
5

Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Retail
6

Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

  • Shopping
  • Food & Wine