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Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour

Named Top 10 US Safaris! Top-selling Custer State Park attraction.

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Custer State Park Jeep Tours

Our buffalo safari tour will take you where only we can go: off-road to the private, interior dirt roads of the Park. Trek through the park in an open-air Jeep in search of pronghorns, elk, and the noble buffalo. Along the way, our guides will share historical and educational facts about the park and wildlife—and help you spot the critters. Don't forget to add this unforgettable expedition to your itinerary!

Jeep Tour Details

Named Top 10 US Safaris. Tours depart daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration 1 ½ to 2 hours. Exclusive access to private interior roads of the Wildlife Loop...best possible way to get up close!

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The Sunrise Buffalo Safari was truly the highlight of our trip to South Dakota... it was a morning we'll never forget!

– - The Traveling Newlyweds

At a Glance

  • 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Book single seat tickets or reserve a Jeep privately for your party
  • Drivers offer animal facts, history, and more the whole way
  • Tour Wildlife Loop Road with exclusive access to private dirt roads...giving you access to twice the mileage of the Wildlife Loop. When the animals aren't along the main Loop road, only we can still get you there.
  • Named Top 10 Safaris in the US
  • Seat up to 7 adults per vehicle (For up to 8 guests, where there is at least one small child in the group, please book our private option).
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  • Daily departures from 6am to 6pm during Prime Season
  • Departs from Creekside Lodge at the State Game Lodge Resort
  • Plan to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for check-in, waivers, and loading. Late arrivals will be rescheduled (based on availability) to the next available tour, and seats book up quickly.
  • Steps required, assistance available

2024 Rates

  • Adults: $69
  • All Children 11 & under: $59

  • Advanced reservations are highly recommended
  • Please place your reservation online
  • Day-of reservations accepted based on availability by booking online or calling in
  • For questions, please call 605-255-4968 May 1 through mid-October
  • For questions, please call 888-875-0001 mid-October through the end of April
  • 48-hour cancellation policy
  • Check-in at Creekside Lodge

Must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for check-in, waivers, and loading. Late arrivals will be rescheduled (based on availability) to the next available tour, and seats book up quickly.

Standard seatbelts available; any required car seats must be brought with you. Drivers will lend a hand loading and unloading, but guests must be physically able to take steps into and out of the Jeep. No pets.

Tours will often depart when raining; dress accordingly. Should the tour reschedule due to lighting, you will be contacted by the Safari Tour Staff.

Jeep Tour + Chuck Wagon Cookout

Want to take your expedition to the next level? Add a chuck wagon cookout to your Jeep tour! You'll start with a wildlife Jeep tour and then meet up with the Chuck Wagon Cookout in the mountain canyon for a chuck wagon feast and live entertainment with Western flair. You’ll also get your own souvenir cowboy hat and bandana to play the part. Departs daily from Creekside Lodge, early evenings.

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