A wonderful wilderness/wildlife experience for the whole family. We live just outside the park and love to take our guests there to see the park and the wildlife. Make sure you checkout the wildlife loop when visiting the park.
Click below for expert advice on animal welfare in tourism.
About Custer State Park
1 - 10 of 4,510 reviews
There is a fee to use the park. I believe it is $20 for a week pass. If you are staying in area sightseeing you will most likely use this pass several times. The park is beautiful and there are so many things to do....More
I've been to the Black Hills a few times and Custer State Park is a must-do on every trip! This time, we went in September 2017 for my kids' first trip to the Black Hills and we went through it twice! Seeing the wildlife (especially...More
We were hunting buffalo, with cameras!! Unlike the 1800's when, unfortunately, we were utterly destroying the Bison population, today we are hunting "buffalo" with our cameras on a very large "park" where the American Bison? today, enjoys the safety and comfort provided. We stopped at...More
We loved Custer! I was so excited to see Moose! I did not expect them. The grazing Bison were beautiful, but my favorite was the wild donkeys and I fell in love with the prairie dogs! The roads were well maintained and even the dumpy...More
We loved the winding roads leading into the park. We saw some very friendly groundhogs. We would do this drive again.
We spent almost an entire day driving through Custer state park. Needles highway is a beautiful winding drive (driving speed is 30-40 mph) to the lake. We then went back into the park and did the Wildlife Loop. We were there the weekend after the...More
We loved Custer more than Yellowstone! The animals were easier to spot and the crowds were much less. The scenery was just as beautiful and we will be going back. Both scenic drives were well worth the time and we just loved every day we...More
Custer is a beautifully kept state park with so much to do. I initially booked 2 nights in the park and upon further research booked 2 more. We could have easily kept busy for a few more days, but I would think 3-4 nights is...More