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Bison standing up in the grasslands


Whether by foot, on tour, or from your own vehicle, the viewing opportunities never cease.

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Animals In Custer State Park

Custer State Park is home to a variety of wildlife that you can see in their natural habitats. Some wildlife you may see include

  • Bison
  • Burros
  • Pronghorn
  • Prairie Dogs
  • White-tailed and mule deer
  • Mountain Goats
  • Coyotes
  • Elk
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Marmots
  • Mountain Lions
  • A host of birds and smaller wildlife
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Help Us Keep Custer Wild

When viewing wildlife, please remember to remain in your vehicle or stay at least 100 yards away from bison, elk, and other animals. Regardless of distance, if any wild animal changes its behavior due to your presence, you are too close. Please back away. Additionally, do not feed any animals. Feeding the park's wildlife is prohibited. In fact, feeding any wild animal can be dangerous to both you and the animal.

Group in a jeep driving down the road with buffalo in the grass
Lodge building at Custer State park Resort

Lodging at Custer State Park Resort

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