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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: 9/1/2015 - 10/31/2015

Black Hills Fall Colors

Starting at $159.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> The squiggly, wiggly scenic drives in the Black Hills of South Dakota are even more distracting during the fall color season

VALID DATES: 5/25/2015 - 9/1/2015

Custer City Expedition Family Package

Starting at $529.00 Family of Four

<p> Custer City is the perfect place to headquarter because of its easy access to world-class attractions.&nbsp; Our family expedition includes

VALID DATES: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

Custer Expedition Vacation Package

Starting at $209.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Located just outside the gate of Custer State Park, Custer City is your headquarters for a year &#39;round expedition

VALID DATES: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

Deadwood: Base Camp Off Peak

Starting at $169.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Winter is a welcomed visitor in Deadwood where people travel for miles to experience our world class snowmobile trails

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: 4/1/2015 - 10/31/2015

Harley-Davidson™ Rent Ride Relax

Starting at $479.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> 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

VALID DATES: 9/7/2015 - 10/31/2015

Hill City Heart of the Hills Fall Getaway

Starting at $189.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Hill City in the falls is one of the most gorgeous towns in the Black Hills and is centrally located to Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse

VALID DATES: 5/24/2015 - 9/12/2015

Hill City Heart of the Hills Family Package

Starting at $540.00 Family of Four

<p> Located just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, Hill City is home to Sue, one of the most popular Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons where you can see a

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: 4/15/2015 - 10/15/2015

Hot Springs Family Fun

Starting at $360.00 Family of Four

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

VALID DATES: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

Hot Springs Family Fun - Off Peak

Starting at $320.00 Family of Four

<p> World class attractions are open year &#39;round in Hot Springs, SD, located in the Southern Black Hills.&nbsp; Tour the world&#39;s largest

VALID DATES: 10/20/2014 - 12/31/2015

Mount Rushmore and the National Parks Package

Starting at $169.00 Per person/double occupancy

<p> Just 18 miles from Mt Rushmore is Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving in progress dedicated to the Great Sioux Nation

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

Earth Day Bluebird Box Workshop

Participants will build a bluebird house from scrap wood in honor of Earth Day, teaching recycling and appreciation for birds. There are two sessio...
Apr 18, 2015

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Double D Bed And Breakfast/Cabins

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Beaver Lake Campground

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Black Hills Mile Hi Motel

Custer

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America's Best Value Inn

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Big Pine Campground

Custer

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The Roost Resort Inc

Custer

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Way Back Inn At Stonemeadow Ranch

Custer

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Econolodge of Custer

Custer

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JPF Vacations

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Custer Mansion Bed And Breakfast

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Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals

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Gold Camp Cabins

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Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

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Echo Valley Park

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Jake's Bed and Breakfast

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Bavarian Inn

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Valley Motel

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Custer's Gulch RV Park and Campground

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Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

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Shady Rest Motel & Cabins

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Westview Estates

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Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

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Comfort Inn & Suites--Custer

Custer

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Rocket Motel, LLC

Custer

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Custer Crazy Horse Campground

Custer

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Chalet Motel

Custer

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Legion Lake Resort

Custer

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Calamity Peak Lodge

Custer

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Chief Motel

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Beaver Lake Campground

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Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins

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State Game Lodge

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Days Inn Custer

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French Creek Ranch B And B

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Flintstones Bedrock Campground

Custer

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Fort WeLiKit Family Campground

Custer

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American Presidents Resort

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Super 8-Custer

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Tc Ranch Horse Camp

Custer

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Black Hills Ponderosa Place

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Custer

Custer

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Flintstone Bedrock City

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Black Hills Balloons

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Black Hills National Forest Supervisors Office

Custer

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Allure Spa

Custer

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Black Hills National Forest

Custer

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Four Mile Old West Town

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Black Hills Playhouse

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National Museum of Woodcarving

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Jewel Cave National Monument

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Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse

Custer

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Rocky Knolls Golf Course

Custer

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Custer State Park

Custer

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Rockin R Rides, Inc.

Custer

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Pizza Hut

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The Bank Coffee House

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Wrangler Cafe

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Frontier Bar

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Purple Pie Place

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Espresso And More

Custer

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Cattleman's Steakhouse And Fish Market

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Budget Burger

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Blue Bell Lodge and Resort

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Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

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Sage Creek Grill

Custer

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Sylvan Lake Resort

Custer

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Four Mile Old West Town

Custer

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Frontier Photo/T-Shirts/Bike Rentals

Custer

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The Quilt Shop

Custer

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Reader's Retreat Bookstore

Custer

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Flora's First Gold Nugget

Custer

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Lynn's Dakotamart

Custer

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