Blue Bell Lodge offers some of the finest cabin rooms in Custer State Park, plus loads of home-spun western fun.
Mount Coolidge Lookout Tower
The Mount Coolidge Lookout and Fire Tower was one of the last projects completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. Built of local stone, the tower rests atop a 6,023-foot peak on the way to Blue Bell Lodge and is still used today as a fire lookout and dispatch center. As the highest point in central Custer State Park, it offers breathtaking 360-degree views from the top of the fire tower. On a clear day, you can see the Badlands nearly 60 miles away in the east.
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One of the most peaceful ways to explore the park's prettiest spots.
Legion Lake Lodge features newly-expanded dining room seating with water views and lakeside patio dining.
Evening scenic wildlife hayride followed by a steak dinner and live entertainment in the CSP backcountry.
Take an unforgettable safari through the park in search of pronghorns, elk, and the noble buffalo.
There are several delicious dining options spread throughout the park, all open seasonally from the beginning of May through mid-October. Come hungry and ready to explore more them all.
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Wind Cave is the sixth-longest cave and the first cave in the world to be designated as a National Park.