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The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park, and let yourself run wild.
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!
The newly constructed Custer State Park Visitor Center is open to the public 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. MDT.
A herd of 1,300 bison roams freely throughout the park, often stopping traffic along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road. The herd is one of the largest publically-owned herds in the world.
Custer State Park boasts several scenic drives that explore the diversity of the area. From the granite spires of Needles Highway to the bison along WIldlife Loop Road.
The park includes lodges at Sylvan Lake, Legion Lake, Blue Bell and the State Game Lodge. Each resort has its own flavor, ranging from the stately Game Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to the mini dude ranch at Blue Bell.
- Jeep Rides
- Convenience stores
- Trail Rides
- Chuckwagon Cookouts
- Paddle boat, kayak and row boat rental
- Fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, camping
- Educational and naturalist programs....
- ....and much more
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Mt Meadow Store & Campground
Campground & Cabins right on the BHNF OHV and snowmobile trails systems. Convenience store with fuel and full service restaurant. ATV and Side-by-Side rentals Spring and Summer; snowmobile rentals in the winter.
Located right across the road from Deerfield Lake.
Come and see us as you explore the beautiful Black Hills!
Rafter J Bar Ranch & Campground
The Rafter J Bar Ranch comprises five camping areas separated by Alpine meadows and shaded by large ponderosa pines. Choose a remote site, or camp close to the resort's activity center. We offer electric, water and sewer sites along with many tent sites. Some sites have satellite TV hookups. Enjoy a crackling fire and quiet hours that begin at 10:00 P.M. There's also full-time camp security. Enjoy our swimming complex which features the addition of a hot tub. We are located adjacent to the George Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail. Our resort is also surrounded by National Forest with endless opportunities to hike and bike. The Rafter J Bar Ranch is the perfect headquarters for Black Hills sightseeing, minutes away from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State park and the 1880 Train.
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Trailside Park Resort
Black Hills Trailside Park Resort is a "First Class Destination," located within city limits of beautiful Hill City. Our resort has full hook-up, 50amp RV sites, tent sites on Spring Creek, CLEAN showers, and 9 NEW vacation cabins, which sleep 4-5 people. The Mickelson Trail Luxury Suite is an apartment which sleeps 8, with full kitchen and separate bedroom. LINENS are provided. Within walking distance of downtown via the Mickelson Trail, this is an ideal place to stay. Mickelson Trail Adventures Bicycle rental and shuttle is located on the property.
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Mt. Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch
Our family resort caters to vacations built on family fun with outdoor activities and exciting amenities for travelers of all ages. Our Black Hills lodging options feature a 62-bedroom lodge, 6 resort cabins with first-class amenities, 30 mountain cabins ranging from rustic to deluxe, and a Mt. Rushmore KOA campground with of western South Dakota campsites. Our KOA features many options for campers from shaded tent sites to deluxe RV sites.
Crooked Creek Resort & RV Park
Crooked Creek Resort and RV Park is is your summer "home away from home." Located two miles south of Hill City on Hwy 16, the resort has convenient access to all the attraction in the Southern Hills. Crooked Creek offers RV sites, shaded tent sites, cabins, motel rooms and two teepees for sleeping under the stars. Other amnenities include a heated outdoor pool, access to the Mickelson Trail, a general store, tap beer and wine room. Enjoy the rippling creek and sounds of nature; only minutes from Mt. Rushmore. For more information, visit CrookedCreekSD.com or call 605.574.2418.
Horse Creek Inn, Resort & Marina
• Boat & Jet Ski rentals
• RV Resort
• Park Model RV Sales
• Cabin Rentals
We are transitioning to a park model RV Vacation Home Community.
And while you are with us....enjoy a great meal at our restaurant!
SERVING THE BEST PRIME RIB & STEAKS IN THE BLACK HILLS !
Horse Creek Inn serves only the finest USDA Choice beef. We hand cut our steaks to guarantee quality. Our regular customers know that there is no better place to enjoy mouth -watering prime rib than at Horse Creek Inn. There is a reason why we’ve earned the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and 2014 - come by and see for yourself!
Summer Hours (May 15 - Oct 15): 4pm to 9pm Daily
Winter Hours (Oct 16 - May 14): 4pm to 9pm Thursday through Sunday.
Double Diamond Ranch
The Double Diamond Ranch is a beautiful horse ranch close to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. We have spectacular views, two creeks on our property, lots of wildlife and the local herd of bighorn sheep. Our cabins and vacation homes can sleep from 2-14 guests Our suites can sleep up to 6. We have hot tubs, fireplaces, air conditioning, satellite tv, wifi, cell phone service, gas grills and washer/dryers. Some of our accommodations have firepits and some are pet friendly.
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