State Game Lodge Overview

State Game Lodge

The State Game Lodge

This gracious stone and wood lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by ponderosa pines. Grace Coolidge Creek winds through the valley and offers excellent trout fishing. Oak, birch, and aspen trees line the babbling creek, providing a colorful year-round display.

The State Game Lodge was built in 1920 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It served as the "Summer White House" for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953.

Accommodations range from stately lodge rooms to modern motel rooms and cozy cabins. The historic State Game Lodge Dining Room serves South Dakota specialties such as buffalo, pheasant, and trout.

After dinner, relax on the front porch or take a leisurely stroll along Grace Coolidge Creek. Named after Calvin's first lady, the stream flows through the lodge's sprawling front yard.

The park's popular Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours originate from the State Game Lodge. Take an open-air ride into the back country in search of bison while our guides tell you all about the park and its amazing wildlife.

Download the below Map here. Indicated Cabin codes correlate with those on the Accommodations page.


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Creekside Lodge: Open Year-Round

Creekside Lodge features 30 luxurious, oversized lodge rooms, a beautiful lobby and Great Room, two meeting rooms perfect for business or leisure gatherings, and incredible views of the Black Hills! Click here for more information.

Please note that all resort restaurants and general stores are closed November 1 through April 30. Group catering services are available year-round through our Sales & Catering office at 605.255.4672

Reunion Cabin: Open Year-Round

Great for family reunions or corporate retreats (sleeps 28). Our luxurious 4,200 square-foot cabin features four (4) separate bedrooms including two with fireplaces, a loft with bunk beds, a full kitchen, and a Great Room with a beautiful stone fireplace! Overlooking Coolidge Creek off the back deck of the cabin. Click here for more information! You can also check out the Reunion Cabin floor plan here.

Reunion Cabin booked? Check out our new French Creek Ranch located just a few miles outside the Park! Note: This unit is approximately 20 minutes drive from State Game Lodge. 

French Creek Ranch

Check-in for this unit is at Rock Crest Lodge in Custer City. French Creek Ranch offers a newly-remodeled, secluded getaway for the whole crew. This unit is actually a renovated Bed and Breakfast, so there’s lots of room to spare. Features are six bedrooms, five bathrooms, large kitchen, great room, and more. To view photos, click here. 


Conveniently nestled amongst the pine trees directly west of the Game Lodge lies our brand new Pavilion, a pristine 4,000 square-foot gabled-roof shelter complete with both a fireplace and a group fire pit, modern lighting, heaters, a bridal changing room, and spacious washrooms. With banquet seating for over 300 guests, the newest addition to the State Game Lodge allows you to combine the beauty of an outdoor event with the convenience of a safe haven from an unexpected Black Hills shower. Contact our Sales department at 888.875.0001 or 605.255.4672 or for more information.

**UPDATE! The Pavilion will be the sole venue in the Park with chiavari chairs for your wedding reception at no additional cost! Click here for a photo of our chairs!!