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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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Great place to see, especially if you stay in Custer. A lot of hiking trails ( simple and challenging)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to see, especially if you stay in Custer. A lot of hiking trails ( simple and challenging)

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Aubusson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here twice, more animals and birds to see in the evening, large herd of elk, hundreds of bison, burros, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn and thousands of prairie dogs. Cost $15 per car and your ticket lasts for seven days.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We camped here 6 years ago and are back again. Well kept park, lots of nice scenery and the campgrounds are neat, shady, and we'll spaced sites. Bathroom are tiled, spacious stalls and clean. We stayed at Blue Bell campground last time and this time Stockade North. Best state park in the area.

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Twin Cities, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This state park is simply amazing. If you could only visit one or two places in the Black Hills, I would suggest this park and Mt. Rushmore. The park is home to lots of wildlife, including a large buffalo herd. The Wildlife loop allows great viewing with gravel roads off it that take you deeper into the park, giving you... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice park. Lots of wildlife around to see. The park is huge. Make sure to drive the wildlife loop road. Sylvan lake area was very nice but busy during my visit.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Put the scenic loop on your bucket list. Quite a few lodges for to stay. We actually found a herd of 300 bison which surrounded us for a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Such a treat to tour this Custer State Park. Quality inn from the nest everywhere. Many bathrooms on the roads. Great food at the state lodge. Mini campgrounds. Many lodges and cabins. Make sure you take the wildlife loop. Make sure you drive Iron Mountain Road. Visit the town of Keystone nearby for a tourist treat.

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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Along with Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, SD sinews through the Black Hills National Forest and offers you great sites along the way. Pay attention to the roads though and be prepared for spectacular views around each bend in addition to spotting wildlife.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Custer State Park is amazing! I wish we could have visited this park several days in a row. The wildlife loop is a wonderful drive! There is just wildlife everywhere. Really a beautiful park to visit.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We traveled to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore and decided to stay in Custer State Park as a base. It couldn't have been a better choice. We stayed at the Creekside lodge next to the State Game lodge. The lodge is clean and staff very accommodating. The restaurant is in the Game Lodge which is also a great choice;... More 

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