At 71,000 acres Custer State Park is the second largest State Park in the USA. With easy access to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Keystone, this is the area you’d want to stay in to get back to nature. It boasts fabulous scenic drives, a wide variety of outdoor recreation, interesting history and picturesque mountain resorts.
The Bison is the official logo of Custer State Park and it’s no wonder as it’s main claim to fame is that of a world class wildlife refuge. Nearly 1,600 buffalo, one of the largest herds anywhere in the world, roam free in these foothills. The scenic Wildlife Loop Road winds through the prime buffalo range in the south-eastern part of Park.
If you haven’t seen a buffalo herd up close, prepare yourself, this is one impressive sight. Frisky red calves frolic in little play groups, matronly cows wallow in dust, and massive bulls cool off in waterholes. Despite their size, these buffalo are agile, quick and fearless, watching are early morning stampede is a great experience!
In Custer State Park you can enjoy eleven scenic hiking trails for all abilities, balloon rides over Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, fishing, abundance of wildlife, chuck wagon rides and cooks outs, mountain biking and rock climbing. We know you’d love the Iron Mountain Road which is part of the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway, this leads from the park to Mount Rushmore through pigtail turns and into three granite tunnels that frame Mount Rushmore perfectly in the distance. Boy, what a Kodak moment!
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We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.
Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside
café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we
wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed
that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!
Leonore & Mike Rumford
State Game Lodge
This gracious stone and wood lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest.