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Custer State Park

13329 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4515
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13329 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4515
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Reviewed yesterday

We were able to see buffalo, dear and pheasants...oddly there was a little snow a couple of days before so we were also able to see a few patches of snow. It was a very beautiful drive.

1  Thank Bekah D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you haven't visited Custer State Park in the last couple years you owe it to yourself to revisit the Park. The changes and upgrades are amazing, from New lodges, to upgraded cabins and the new visitors center with an amazing video on a really...More

Thank Terry N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great lakes and trails. Fun place for all to visit. Hotel rooms, cabins, RV and tent sites. Restaurants and gift shops. Jeep tours too.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed yesterday

Custer State park is a wonderful place to visit. The new visitor center is amazing and offers tons of learning opportunities for all ages.

Thank mnhockeydad
Reviewed yesterday

We loved our first trip here…so we came back to see it again. One of the finest maintained parks in the US. Loaded with wildlife and great scenery. Be sure to take the Safari trip into the deepest sections of the park off-roading it in...More

Thank Gwedo S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting all of the different locations within Custer State Park. We stopped at several of the gift shops, camp stores, etc. and all of them were well stocked.

Thank OkieTraveler405
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another of America's gems. Big park, lots of wildlife and a sense of what our country looked like before we lied, cheated and stole every inch of land there was. You just can't go wrong visiting our great National Parks.

Thank thervp
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is pretty much something for everyone in the Custer State Park/Black Hills area. Mt. Rushmore, the Mammoth Site, Wind Cave National Park, the towns of Custer and Hill City, and a great deal of wildlife. We stayed at Blue Bell Campground. Although the site...More

Thank BigAlks
Reviewed 3 days ago

All we got to see was a couple of mules, we were told where the buffalo were but didn't see any. Not a lot else in the park other than deer.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove around this park on two different days. It is wonderful in the Spring as everything has babies. So cute! We actually found the buffalo herd with babies on both days around Swint Rd and Johnny Lame Rd. We also saw burros, antelope and...More

1  Thank NanaC2007
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My husband and I are arriving in Keystone to stay two night. My two questions are 1. How late can one visit Mt. Rushmore? and 2. I wnat to spend the next full day touring the Black HIlls. Is it possible to visit Custer State Park and do the Wildlife Loop? What other notable sights are there to see? Thanks
11 May 2017|
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Response from Shannon P | Reviewed this property |
My Rushmore: Parking structure and memorial grounds are open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no charge for parking before... More
Hi Lisa - do you have any additional info about the fishing event - location, times, names etc?)
19 April 2017|
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Response from O8428UXdougm | Reviewed this property |
Might try get.sd.gov/calendar.aspx for events calendar. Other than open house weekend May 19-21, I didn't see any fishing events at Custer State Park.
Shawne J
With a Ford F-350 what road would you advise NOT to take. What should we not miss that we can make it with this big truck. So far the Wildloop road but was hoping we could do more. Thank you.
24 March 2017|
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Response from BeachGrandmax4 | Reviewed this property |
I had one more thought - the YouTube video "Charter Bus in Rock Tunnel" shows a tour bus driving through the smallest tunnel (Needles mentioned in another answer). If you will watch it, you will be more comfortable driving... More