Custer State Park is a state park and wildlife reserve in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota, USA. The park is South Dakota's largest and first state park, named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
January 12, 2019 10 a.m.
This guided snowshoe hike takes participants on a trail overlooking Game Lodge Campground. The hike is two miles long and is geared toward the basics of snowshoeing. It is considered an easy hike and for beginners. It should take approximately two hours. Snowshoes are provided.
NOTE: Reservations are required due to the limited amount of snowshoes and must be made by calling the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center at (605) 255-4515. Info: (605) 255-4515.
April 20, 2019 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Participants will build a bluebird house from scrap wood in honor of Earth Day, teaching recycling and appreciation for birds. There are two session times, starting at 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Each session will last approximately two hours. There is a limit of 20 participants per session. Participants must bring a hammer. All participants will take their completed birdhouse home. NOTE: Reservations are required and must be made by calling the Park Office at 605-255-4515. Wheelchair Accessible
Prairie Trail Hike
June 1, 2019 8:30 AM MST
Participants will take an easy to moderate hike on the Prairie Trail. Custer State Park offers over 18,000 acres of grassland habitat, which houses a diversity of life. From wildflowers to grasses, from wildlife to unseen beauty, this guided hike exposes participants to the significance of the Great Plains. Meet at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center.
Park License is Required. Wheelchair Accessible
Badger Clark Trail Hike
June 1, 2019 4:00 p.m. MST
Join a park naturalist for an easy one-mile hike along the Badger Clark Trail and learn of Badger's legacy in South Dakota and Custer State Park. Interpretive panels along the trail take visitors back to a place and time of a man who lived and shared a simple life. Meet at the Badger Hole Historic Site