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Custer State Park, Custer

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Must see · 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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  • My husband and I visited Custer State Park because we were told the wildlife viewing was terrific. We were both more than satisfied. We saw over 100 Buffalo, some deer, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep...  more »
  • My husband and I stopped here while we were on a road trip in South Dakota. It is a very slow going road through the park but it is worth it! There are so many beautiful rock formations and...  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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