Activities & Adventure

Custer State Park Resort offers a variety of activities for any age. Join us for a guided off-road Buffalo Safari Jeep Ride, old-fashioned Chuck Wagon Cookout, guided Trail Rides, Canoe, Kayak, and Paddleboat and Hydrobike Rentals! Details can be found in our Activity Brochure.

Click Here to download our 2014 Activities Brochure with pricing, reservation information, and activity discounts!

Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours

Get up close to the wildlife! Your driver and guide takes you off-road, where only our Jeeps are permitted, to provide historical and educational information about the Park and wildlife. Reservations recommended by calling 605.255.4541.


Old-Fashioned Hayride/Chuck Wagon Cookout

Entertainment, adventure, and a dinner all in one! This old-fashioned hayride on a vehicle-drawn wagon first takes you on a 45-minute scenic drive on the Park's beautiful backroads in search of wildlife! Sing-along live entertainment accompanies you along the way, and the wagon drops you off at a beautiful canyon for your Chuck Wagon Cookout! Departs nightly, times vary by month. Back by dusk. Souvenir cowboy hat and bandana! Reservations encouraged by calling 605.255.4531


Guided Trail Rides

Our Guided Horseback rides depart from Blue Bell Lodge and are one of the most peaceful, scenic ways to experience the Park's trails. All ages welcome; pony rides available for the youngsters. Reservations Required by calling 605.255.4700


Boat & Water Sport Rental

Explore the solitude of a mountain lake. Paddleboats, Canoes, Kayaks, and Hydrobikes available at Legion Lake and Sylvan Lake!  605.255.4541


Hiking, Nature Walks, and More!

Custer State Park is loaded with nature. Through two visitor centers and an extensive summer interpretive program, visitors--young and old alike--learn about the region's natural and cultural history first-hand! Visit these pages to learn more about available programs and activities:

Custer State Park Website

Tatanka: The Guide to Custer State Park

More information on the Naturalist Programs available by calling 605.255.4464



Attractions & Scenic Drives

Iron Mountain Road, The Wildlife Loop Road, Needles Highway, and Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway are all nationally-recognized and acclaimed scenic attractions found within Custer State Park!