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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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Black Hills 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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Black Elk Resort Cottages RV Park
Family owned and operated, our team has all you'll need. Clean comfortable rooms, spacious RV/tent sites and a meticulously kept shower-house. Free WiFi and firewood. Enjoy complimentary s'mores and swap stories around the campfire. Unwind with horseshoes, bean-bag-toss or on the playground. Minutes to Mount Rushmore. Join us, reconnect, unwind and fall in love again. Reserve online.
Larsson's Crooked Creek Resort & RV Park
The Larsson Family of Minnesota, Colorado and Vermont have rescued this remarkable park with a new vision for the future. A vision that includes the upgrading of facilities, RV sites, Motel Rooms and the creation of premium camping sites along with a reasonably priced general store, bakery, espresso bar, deli and pub serving beer and wine.
“This hidden gem of a RV Park with Cabins, Motel Rooms and Campsites has been given new life and a new vision and we are dedicated to making your vacation stay an outstanding experience! We take quite seriously the protection of this beautiful property with the famous Crooked Creek running through it. The raw beauty of the Pine trees, grass and trout filled creek make this a unique setting for your camping experience. Nowhere in the area is this majestic scene duplicated and the peace and quiet make it the perfect venue for families, retirees, ATV/UTVer’s, Bikers traveling the adjoining Mickelson Trail (SP) and Motorcyclist cruising the Black Hills”
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 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.
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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!
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Double Diamond Ranch
Beautiful horse ranch close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park - just 4 miles from Hill City!
Deluxe rooms, cabins and vacation homes that sleep from 2 – 14 guests with fireplaces, kitchens, hot tubs, AC, wifi, firepits, and cell phone service. Some are pet friendly.
Open year round, the Double Diamond Ranch has a variety of rooms,cabins, vacation homes, and a lodge that sleeps up to 14. We are located near the junction of Highway
16 and 385…just 4 miles from Hill City, 7 miles from Keystone and one mile from Sheridan Lake.
Our Diamond Spur Lodge is great for extended families, reunions, weddings, quilters and retreats. The views are beautiful and the meadow is filled with lots of wildlife. You are invited to see and pet the horses and hike on our property. You can also try your luck at fishing in Spring or Palmer Creek.
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Three Forks Campground
Three Forks Campground is a quiet retreat, located in the center of the Black Hills. We offer all kinds camping (seasonal) Vacation House (all year)
Custer's Gulch RV Park & Campground
Welcome to Custer's Gulch RV Park where wildlife, such as deer and elk roam around the grounds just as they did 125 years ago when General Custer camped in this very same spot while on his expedition to the Black Hills. Custer's Gulch, one of the newest RV parks located in the Black Hills, has over 60 full service sites. A quiet, peaceful campground in the valley, Pull-through sites, 50 amp service, lovely views & lots of trees. Located near the west entrance to Custer State Park and less than 3 miles from Custer City, this allows easy access to all the most popular tourist attractions.
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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