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Custer State Park, Custer

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State Park · Nature / Park
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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  • Unfortunately, our visit was during some road repairs on the main wildlife loop road, but part of the road was still accessible and we were able to see quite a bit including bison, proghorns, and...  more »
  • In the middle of the Black Hills is Custer State Park which has a little bit of everything the Black Hills have to offer. The Black Hills are known for there National Monuments and Parks; however it....  more »
  • This is a must! Wildlife loop and Needles highway can entertain you alone!
  • This is a must see!! Our trip to SD was ole or my favorites. I especially loved the wildlife loop. It’s beautiful and so much to do in Custer state park. You can easily spend the day there. Make sure to do the whole loop so you don’t miss anything.

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