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Custer State Park

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13329 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4515
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Custer State Park Safari Jeep Small-Group Tour
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A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wildlife loop” (873 reviews)
“bison” (991 reviews)
“needles highway” (635 reviews)
13329 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4515

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Reviewed yesterday

We certainly enjoyed our visit to Custer State Park for a day and a half in June. We took the Buffalo Jeep Safari Tour which was well worth it. We saw plenty of wildlife because the drivers communicate with each other during the tour so...More

Thank seek-scenic
Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss the park itself. Offers grand vistas, hiking, wildlife viewing, animal conservation, information, something for everyone!

Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only did we drive the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road, were spent our afternoon on the Wildlife Loop! The Burros were so entertaining. They were so full of energy, especially the young ones who were bucking and prancing. So Cute! They are curious...More

Thank Suziwoo4
Reviewed yesterday

This part of the state is a wonderful location and very scenic. Our visit here was the first time we had spent time exploring what it had to offer. There are many things to do in this park such as hiking, sightseeing, boating, or simply...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed yesterday

The rolling hills, atmosphere, wild game, and vistas were worth every mile. Take the wild game loop but leave the large vehicles behind unless you are EXTREMELY skilled as the road and traffic are very challenging. We saw 3 large herds of buffalo that were...More

Thank kv1361
Reviewed yesterday

this park is loaded with fun. Great camping, and nice hotels for those that don't like to camp. lots to do and explore. Awesome hiking and sighteeing. Knowledgeable rangers. Take the kids to a ranger talk!!! We have been to Custer 4 times and will...More

Thank Meg S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Custer State Park is a real gem and turned out to be the highlight of our trip in the Black Hills area. We drove most of the park and saw a variety of wildlife and rock formations, and stopped for a picnic lunch at the...More

Thank MMM2001
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best State Park we ever visited. Lakes, drives and trails all really spectacular. Better to come here than Badlands and Mount Rushmore.

Thank kaiser_tomlisa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our group convoyed through the park. It was an enjoyable day with alot of wildlife sightings. Big horn sheep, pronghorn, bison deer and more We did pack and picnic as restaurants are limited.

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited twice during our week here. Hiking to Black Elk Peak is a must. It's 7 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking, but the view is worth it!

Thank Melissa R
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shauna g
8 September 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider Custer State Park, outside Custer, which is an amazing place, perhaps the finest state park in the country. Great opportunity to see some bison and other wildlife. Had some very nice log cabin... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Teancum12 | Reviewed this property |
There are many KOA-type camp grounds in the area and all had a significant amount of RV pads that I could see. We stayed at a place called Beaver Lake Campground near Custer,SD and even though we rented a Tipi there were a... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from HikerEllie | Reviewed this property |
We were just there during the bike rally and it wasn't terrible. I mean yes, there were motorcycles EVERYWHERE but we had no trouble with traffic or anything. Still, if you want to avoid literally thousands and thousands of... More

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