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Custer State Park

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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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13329 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730-8351
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+1 605-255-4515
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Reviewed today

It was a special treat to see all the Bison, especially those we could see up close. There were hundreds/

Thank wrpupkis
Reviewed yesterday

We drove and hiked some. Very nice park. We enjoyed it lots and are glad we made the detour to get to the park.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed yesterday

Seeing over 1,000 buffalo moving toward you is a very special site. There is nothing like it! The first weekend in October is the time to go. The park is beautiful and the animals are very special.

Thank tosamike7425
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love Custer. You can’t beat the beautiful hills and roaming buffalo. We were also able to view some wild turkeys and prairie dogs along the Wildlife Loop. If you love stellar scenery and all things nature, you will truly appreciate this fantastic state...More

Thank noblesvillegirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at Custer State Park for the buffalo roundup and to hike. It is a beautiful park. Had a couple of great hikes and the roundup was fascinating. Worth a stop.

Thank resb30
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is in the Black Hills. We definitely saw wildlife. The buffalo(bison) were every, thousands of prairie dogs, big horn sheep, burros, and very scenic sights.

Thank jerome k
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove through the park twice - first day was for the wildlife loop where we save lots of bison, second day was to do the Needles scenic route, which was a great view from the top and we also saw a lot of deer....More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful park with such diverse scenery and abundance of wild life viewing. We spent 3 nights and it was a great time for the adults and kids. We went at the end of May just before the main tourist season kicked off. That...More

Thank miwabr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove through here and it was beautiful. They have restrooms which were very clean. Drive through here in the fall is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Custer State Park has fabulous wildlife (including one of the largest herd of bison on public land in the U.S.), incredible mountain scenery on the Needles Highway, and beautiful vistas. It's well maintained and managed. My only criticism is that the entry fee is $20...More

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mspidell1959
12 September 2018|
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Kiwilover5000
5 August 2018|
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Response from dplatt_12 | Reviewed this property |
Any wildlife viewing is always better early in the morning or in the evening, especially during warm weather. Although the roads in the park are open park facilities have specified hours of operation.
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queenofscreens
22 July 2018|
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Response from WeOwnAFatCat | Reviewed this property |
If you like nature and scenery, then you'll be there all day. 20 bucks to get through the gate.
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