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Get Back to Nature in Custer State Park
Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota has unimaginable scenery, rustic lodges, cabins, and RV and tent campsites that are open year-round. You’ll find a variety of offerings, including camping cabins, horse camps, primitive campsites, modern campsites and group camping facilities.
Camping fees are collected daily and are based on the number of camping units in your party. Each campsite at Custer State Park has a gravel or paved camping pad, a fire grate and picnic table. Electric hookups are available in most campgrounds and all but a few offer flush toilets and showers. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, park staff give evening presentations at several campground amphitheaters. These talks often give campers insight into the park’s history, wildlife and natural surroundings.
Custer State Park’s free roaming buffalo have been known to occasionally wander into the campgrounds. These majestic—but wild—animals should be treated with respect and visitors should keep their distance. Campers are also asked to not feed the Park’s wildlife that also call the park home.
Along with camping, Custer State Park offers a variety of outdoor adventures for everyone in the family. Its four mountain lakes provide excellent water recreation opportunities. Canoeing, fishing, paddle boating and swimming are popular activities. There are also miles of marked hiking trails and incredible scenic drives throughout the park. Custer State Park guests often enjoy many of the nearby attractions, including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, The Mammoth Site and Badlands National Park.
Get back to nature and enjoy roaming wildlife, outdoor adventures and breathtaking beauty of the great outdoors when you camp in Custer State Park.