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Custer State Park

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Address: 13329 US Highway 16A East Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-255-4515
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Horseback riding, Driving
Description: A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National...
A 73,000-acre wilderness that draws comparisons to Yellowstone National Park when it comes to spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
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You have to see the 'begging burros'!

In Custer State Park there's an 18 mile wildlife loop. It costs $15 for a 1-7 day pass and is worth it for the wildlife. We saw many mule deer, prairie dogs whistling and jumping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

In Custer State Park there's an 18 mile wildlife loop. It costs $15 for a 1-7 day pass and is worth it for the wildlife. We saw many mule deer, prairie dogs whistling and jumping, and a deer with a 10 point rack. The highlights of the park are the buffalo and the ' begging burros'! There's a huge herd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came to to the Sylvan lake area to hike Harney's point, rock climb with Sylvan climbing school, and drive the Needles Highway. What a great 3 days we had. On the way out we saw there were other lakes and many resorts and campgrounds. A beautiful place for the residents of SD and visitors like us to enjoy.

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever been in. There are several lakes worth stopping at for the views (early morning is best to get the calm waters and reflections of the surrounding hills & forest). There are several scenic loop drives in the park, many granite rock formations to see, and (if you are lucky)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful day in a beautiful park. Saw hundreds of bison in and just outside the park. Please remember that bison are large animals and do not like to be hurried.

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

being here before, this is a must trip. although it was hot, i did not see many bison as before. but the few i seen was on the road. wild burros as well and friendly, they will come up to your car window. wanna see some bighorns, go to the north end of the park. deer on the south end,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting much from a state park, but I was pleasantly surprised with all there is to see and do here. There are hiking trails all over the park, roads with places to pull over and enjoy the great views, lakes around which people camp and play, etc. I wish I had had more time!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

And the rocks are amazing. The one lane tunnels are really fun and not scary at all. Do the entire loop and check out the needle rock and ask at the visitor center where the buffalo were last seen. The dirt roads are well maintained and accessible with any vehicle. We ran into some momma donkeys with their young that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Decided to go early in the morning. Got to the gate and stepped out of the car to take a picture of the entry way. While I was taking a picture a buffalo came out of the trees behind me. Closer to a buffalo then i would rather be. We payed the admission fee and started our journey. For miles... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice Campground - level, shaded, clean restrooms/showers. BUT, the camping fees did NOT include another $15 Park Fee just to enter the park. Not Happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have toured many of the best national parks in the US. Custer State Park is as good or better than most of them. Fantastic scenery. Incredible natural rock formations. Excellent access to animals large and small that are rare elsewhere in the country. This was our favorite place to visit this summer in South Dakota.

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Address: 13329 US Highway 16A East Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-255-4515
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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