Custer State Park MUST DO Adventures

Many travelers flock to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands National Park.

If you love scenic drives, rewarding hikes, and unique wildlife, add Custer State Park to your South Dakota plans.

Scenic Drives

Custer State Park’s scenic drives yielded so many picturesque landscapes and wildlife sightings.

Iron Mountain Road

Proudly claims 314 curves, 14 switchbacks and 3 tunnels. When driving north, the tunnels perfectly frame Mount Rushmore.

Wildlife Loop Road

There is more wildlife on this 18-mile stretch than any other national or state park.

Needles Highway

The Needles Eye rock formation sits outside its namesake tunnel, begging you to stop for a selfie.

Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway

The 70-mile picturesque route passes many iconic stops, including Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore.

Wildlife Watching

Be prepared that you may get stuck in a bison jam.

Hiking

With lakes, forests, mountains, and grasslands, Custer State Park offers many excellent hiking trails.

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