Custer State Park
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.
In Custer State Park, the second largest state park 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.
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.
For a sampling of the action, view our video.
Custer State Park Accommodations
VALID DATES: 9/1/2014 - 10/31/2014
Starting at $145.00 Per person/double occupancy
Exploring the squiggly, wiggly scenic drives in the Black Hills of South Dakota is even more distracting during the fall color season
VALID DATES: 5/25/2014 - 9/1/2014
Starting at $495.00 Family of Four
Custer City is an excellent base for Families visiting the Black Hills because of its easy access to world-class attractions
VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 5/24/2014
Starting at $290.00 Family of Four
Located just outside the gate of Custer State Park, Custer City is your headquarters for a year 'round family expedition
VALID DATES: 5/25/2014 - 8/25/2014
Starting at $260.00 Family of Four
Add some magic to your Black Hills Vacation with our full scale illusion show at the Grand Magic in Custer City, South Dakota
VALID DATES: 5/23/2014 - 9/1/2014
Starting at $209.00 Per person/double occupancy
Make Deadwood your base camp this summer and see the hills. We’ve put together a three night package and added eight amazing
VALID DATES: 1/1/2014 - 5/22/2014
Starting at $155.00 Per person/double occupancy
Headquarter in Historic Deadwood where winter is a welcome visitor! With increased bet limits and the legendary history brought to light at the
VALID DATES: 9/3/2014 - 10/31/2014
Starting at $159.00 Per person/double occupancy
Stay in the heart of the Black Hills, Hill City, South Dakota! One of the most gorgeous town in the Black Hills and centrally located
VALID DATES: 5/24/2014 - 9/12/2014
Starting at $498.00 Family of Four
Located just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, Hill City is home to art galleries, boutiques, museums, three wineries
VALID DATES: 4/15/2014 - 9/30/2014
Starting at $335.00 Family of Four
Budget Travel lists Hot Springs, SD as one of the "coolest" towns in America. You'll know why when you visit their world
VALID DATES: 1/1/2013 - 4/15/2014
Starting at $250.00 Family of Four
World Class attractions are open year 'round in Hot Springs, SD. Tour the Mammoth Site where researchers have found over
VALID DATES: 11/7/2013 - 12/31/2014
Starting at $135.00 Per person/double occupancy
Just 18 miles from Mount Rushmore is Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving in progress dedicated to the Great Sioux Nation