How to explore Custer State Park with kids: what to do in 1-3 days.

Exploring Custer State Park with kids

Let us convince you to visit Custer State Park: remarkable beauty, thrilling animal encounters, lake fun, cool lodging, and incredible scenic drives.

10 Reasons to Visit Custer State Park in South Dakota

Let us convince you to visit Custer State Park: remarkable beauty, thrilling animal encounters, lake fun, cool lodging, and incredible scenic drives.

You are here Midwest Living / Travel / South Dakota / Black Hills Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide Granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie in the state's western edge. There, you'll find pieces of history, and proof of perseverance and plenty of natural beauty to explore in places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park.

Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide

You are here Midwest Living / Travel / South Dakota / Black Hills Black Hills and Badlands Trip Guide Granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie in the state's western edge. There, you'll find pieces of history, and proof of perseverance and plenty of natural beauty to explore in places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park.

If you're heading to Custer State Park, South Dakota, here are two amazing drives to take through the park to see amazing scenery and tons of wildlife!

Two Amazing Drives to Take at Custer State Park, South Dakota

If you're heading to Custer State Park, South Dakota, here are two amazing drives to take through the park to see amazing scenery and tons of wildlife!

Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota, it really is this beautiful there, nice hiking trails all around it.

Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota, it really is this beautiful there, nice hiking trails all around it.

What not to Miss:  The Black Hills, South Dakota The picture here shows a small tunnel, on Needles Highway, that looks like you won't fit, but there is plenty of room. This is a great state to visit. We stayed at the   State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, and  were never far from any of the attractions. The buffalo are amazing and the highlight of my trip. They are free roaming at the park.

What Not to Miss When Visiting the Black Hills, South Dakota

What not to Miss: The Black Hills, South Dakota The picture here shows a small tunnel, on Needles Highway, that looks like you won't fit, but there is plenty of room. This is a great state to visit. We stayed at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, and were never far from any of the attractions. The buffalo are amazing and the highlight of my trip. They are free roaming at the park.

Along with epic scenery and plenty of family activities, Custer State Park in the Black Hills offers a resort setup with four places to stay.

Great State Park Stays: South Dakota's Custer State Park

Along with epic scenery and plenty of family activities, Custer State Park in the Black Hills offers a resort setup with four places to stay.

Visiting  South Dakota largest and first state park Wildlife viewing at Custer State Park BayouTravel

Visiting South Dakota largest and first state park Wildlife viewing at Custer State Park BayouTravel

Top suggestions on things to see and do while visiting the Badlands National Park in South Dakota!

Top 6 Things to Do in Badlands National Park

Top suggestions on things to see and do while visiting the Badlands National Park in South Dakota!

The Wildlife Loop and Needles Highway is INCREDIBLE in Custer State Park!

Introduction to Custer State Park

Great State Park Stays: South Dakota's Custer State Park | Midwest Living

Great State Park Stays: South Dakota's Custer State Park

Scenic drives in Custer State Park.  Must do between Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park.

Scenic drives in Custer State Park. Must do between Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park.

Learn the ins and outs of Custer State Park - a dog friendly gem among the Black Hills of South Dakota!

Visiting Custer State Park with Dogs - A Black Hills Gem!

Learn the ins and outs of Custer State Park - a dog friendly gem among the Black Hills of South Dakota!

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