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    The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered at Custer State Park in the Black Hills. The park encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. A herd of 1,300 bison roams freely throughout the park, one of the largest publically owned herds in the world. Custer State Park campgrounds offer a variety of scenic sites. Set up camp along a flowing stream, in the midst of pine forest, or near a mountain lake. 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. One-room, log-style cabins are equipped with heating, air conditioning, electricity and a porch. Furnishings include a bunk bed, a double bed, table and benches. Whichever option you choose, making reservations is fast and easy with the online system.

    During the summer season, trout fishing is perhaps one of the most popular recreational activities in Custer State Park. The park offers four mountainous lakes worth exploring in this regard. Center Lake, Legion Lake, Stockade Lake and Sylvan Lake comprise about 182 acres of crystal blue water and offer habitat for several species of fish. Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or rock climbing, find your adventure along the roads and trails. Custer State Park's early pioneers, ranchers and loggers have left behind miles of trails and backcountry roads to explore. In addition to the magnificent buffalo, other animals like pronghorn, prairie dogs, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions and burros are found in the park.

    Custer State Park is home to several unique buildings and landmarks. Walk the banks of French Creek, where Custer's expedition first discovered gold in 1874. Get a bird's-eye view from the Mount Coolidge Fire tower, discover the history at the Gordon Stockade, or tour the Badger Hole, the cabin where South Dakota's first poet laureate., Charles Badger Clark, spent the last 30 years of his life. Educational programs at the park are offered seven days a week during the summer. Pan for gold, enjoy a nature hike, go fishing, or discover the history of Custer State Park.

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    Directions

    5 miles E of Custer, SD off US 16A
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    Additional Info

    Important Dates to Remember: Sturgis Rally Aug 5-11, Custer Round-Up Sept 27th
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • Internet Access
    • Lake
    • Forest Areas
    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Horse Facility
    • ADA Accessible
    • Club/Meeting Room
    • Groups Welcome
    • Chapel Services
    • Pets Welcome
    • Resort Atmosphere
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Phone
    • Repair Services
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Backpacking
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Climbing
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Outdoor Games
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Golfing
    • Hot Springs
    • Miniature Golf
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/14/2019

    Great group Experience

    Center Lake Group site was a great choice. We had great access to the lake and hiking trails. We had this area to ourselves even on the busy Labor day weekend.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/14/2019

    GREAT PARK

    Our week long camping and park experience was great. My wife and I had never been west and the park suited us well. Crammed a lot into 5 days. great food in all the lodges and pleasant people. Our campsite was very secluded and quiet.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/14/2019

    Great stop on the way to Yellowstone

    I really enjoyed our time at Custer state park. It is a beautiful park with many scenic views, wildlife, hiking,and nice lodges to enjoy a reasonably priced dinner. It should really be a national park! We reserved a cabin in advance for just one night and brought a tent for the second night and reserved a same-day tent site for that day. Our awesome camp host notified us of an opening of a cabin and helped us upgrade to a cabin for the seoond night. That was so sweet and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for all you do to make the park so great!
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    10/14/2019

    Custer is the best!

    Lake Stockade State Park is a great place to camp. Quiet, beautiful and close to attractions make it a number 1 camping location for our Black Hills vacations. Absolutely love it!
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