My son had a list of animals he wanted to see and we saw many of there here, prairie dogs, elf, bison, etc. Such a great park.
Custer was an unexpected gem. Especially the wildife loop road was great. Initially looking out for wildlife, it seemed to be disapointing, but suddenly I saw a herd of donkeys/mules that not only got close to the car, but literally circled around it, and licked the salt off the car. It was actually hard to get going again. After another... More
Custer State Park was beautiful, but didn't live up to our expectations of seeing wildlife. We thought from the pamphlets and the name "Wildlife Loop" that we'd see wildlife in abundance, but we didn't. Still, we did see herds of buffalo in the distance and came across a pack of fun wild burros who were curious about the contents of... More
This state park in the Black Hills rivals any of our great national parks. It has several great campgrounds, a scenic wildlife drive that lets you get up close and personal to the park's bison herd, beautiful mountain lakes and interesting rock formation. Definitely worth three or four nights, or more.
We drove through Custer State Park on January 4th. We took the loop in hopes of finding animals. We found Buffalo, Pronghorn Antelope, Wild Burro, Coyote, Elk and Mule Deer. The Burro made us laugh as they came right up to the car and proceeded to lick the salt off it. It began to snow and it was truly beautiful.... More
This is a great ride. I did it during the Motorcycle Rally, which was very bust. I could imagine doing it on a slower day and it would be so much more fun. Great winding roads and views from the cliff sides. You even have a chance to meet up with a Bison, I seen one old bull laying in... More
We've been to Custer State Park twice and are planning a third trip this year. We LOVE this park! Always something new to do and see and is just beautiful. Buffalo and pronghorn are abundant. Wildlife Loop is very scenic and a must-see each visit. Can't go wrong with any of the other scenic drives too - Needles Highway with... More
We drove the 18-mile scenic Wildlife Loop and hit the jackpot with buffalo everywhere. They were even sitting and walking on the roads, so do be careful to drive the speed limit. We slowly inched our way and photographed as we went along. There are many places to stop along the way and take photos. We stopped at the Ranger... More
If you love nature and animals, this is the place to be. We LOVED Custer State Park! You won't run out of things to do there and it is beautiful through and through. A must visit if you are in the area!
Highway 16 (aka Iron Mountain Road), Hwy 87 (Needles Hwy) and Hwy 89 were brilliant roads to drive. Now we were lucky in that in mid-May it was quite quiet, and we could stop virtually wherever we wished and go backward and forwards through tunnels etc and round and round those fabulous over 360 degree bends, gawp at the Coaches... More
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