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Custer State Park, Custer

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Experience over 28,732 hectares (71,000 acres) of rugged wilderness deep in the Black Hills at Custer State Park. A popular site for recreation and leisure, the park boasts dozens of hiking and driving routes, as well as a number of resorts and campgrounds for overnight stays. Drive along the 29 km (18 mi) scenic Wildlife Loop Road to take in the lush green landscape and wildlife sightings, including a herd of 1,300 bison, one of the largest publicly owned herds in the world, and over 186 species of birds. Keep in mind that the entrance fee is valid for 7 days if you would like to return to the park or extend your stay. Our Custer travel route planning website makes visiting Custer State Park and other Custer attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was one of our favorite spots on our 2 weeks trip out west. In hindsight, we probably would have spent at least 2 days (instead of one full day). This place offers a taste of everything. From wil...  more »
  • This was a repeat trip for us to Custer State Park. In the past we have seen quite a lot of wildlife but this time we saw a couple of bison--that's it. It was still a nice, relaxing drive and we enjoy...  more »
  • We had 4 generations & everyone enjoyed the scenic byways, wildlife & selection of eateries & souvenirs. The visitor centers were exceptional.  more »
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  • Fees to go in even though it's a drive through park. If you use the restroom at the visitor center and haven't paid the $10, you will get a ticket, so she told,me. Restrooms along the roadside worked fine and would,have been free. Saw a bison, very pretty. Didn't have time to do a bunch of hiking just want to stop by on our road trip.
  • I recommend doing the jeep safari tour through the park. You can sign up for it at the hotel by the game lodge. They take you to see various animals and sites off main roads. Also sylvan lake is a great place to rent a kayak or canoe. Our family enjoyed the park so much.
  • I cannot say enough good things about Custer State Park. The sites that you will see Buffalo the borough's. You will see many walks of life through there. Most of all the scenery of the Black Hills the trees the bushes the trails it's just a fun place to take the family or anybody if they want to see the Black Hills
  • Gorgeous park, I highly recommend coming out and taking a UTV ride through the trails. So much wildlife and beautiful scenery. Pack a picnic lunch and blanket, there are a ton of places to stop and eat a nice lunch while relaxing between bouts of riding, driving, walking or hiking.
  • Best state park I've visited. The buffalo lick the road salt right off your vehicle. The kids loved it.

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