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Custer State Park

HCR 83 Box 70, Custer, SD 57730
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    I loved driving to, and then through Custer State Park. You drive through amazing lush green mountains, so much beauty nearby. When you arrive, there are plains and if you're lucky enough as we were, you will see bison among other animals grazing. We has lunch at the park in a big wooden cabin structure and it was really nice to look out over the park. Great place to visit if you're in the area!

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    A pretty state park that has some great scenic drives. We did not do much hiking or anything but we did see a buffalo!

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    Custer State Park stretches over a gorgeous expanse of the Black Hills. The terrain is hilly, rocky and heavily forested. It's also a great place to see buffalo wandering along the roadside. The campgrounds are fully equipped with flush toilets and showers. There are several camp stores and even a restaurant that serves up pancake breakfasts.

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    Thousands of acres in which to view wildlife. Our home borders Custer State Park, so hike directly into the Park from our back yard.

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    One of the must-see sites in the Black Hills region. The Wildlife Loop is great critter watching.

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    I just drove through it, and got stuck in a herd of bison, and thought the forest was beautiful. I definitely recommend at least passing through.

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    I drove through Custer State Park, thinking it would be the quickest way to get to where I was going. While the drive was scenic, various other tourist drivers would stop in the middle of the road at the sighting of any animal. It made for an agonizingly long drive.

    The State Park itself is quite nice though.

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    Custer State Park is perfect for everything you want to do outdoors in the summer, camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, scenic drives, rock climbing, viewing wild life - check it out!

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    Seeing the animals roam free in their natural surroundings is awesome! Be sure to go slow as there are occasionally animals on the road!

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    This is an interesting park for wildlife. Driving through the so called 'Wildlife loop' you could easily meet bisons, deers, pranghorns. We had also the chance to see a fox, walking in silence through tall grass. It is a short trip you could manage in a couple of hours.

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    DON'T MISS IT- REAL LIVE BUFFALO ON THE MOVE! PLUS MORE.

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    Great place to see buffalo!!

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Description

Camp, fish, bike or hike in the 71,000 acres of Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota. For those a little less rugged, stay at one of the four resort lodges and drive through the park to see many of its features, such as the granite spikes along Needles Highway or the steep, spiraling Iron Mountain Road that connects the park with Mount Rushmore. Other park activities include horseback riding, panning for gold and watching the annual buffalo round-up in the fall. If that 1,300 head of free-range buffalo decide to cross the road in front of you, let them do it!

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4.5 out of 5
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