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State Game Lodge Restaurant

During the quiet off-season of the Winter months, the historic State Game Lodge Restaurant & Lounge may be rented for private group functions.

What Else Can I Expect During the Winter Months?

During the months of November through April, Custer State Parks Resort's main lodges, restaurants, and regular Park activities (and even some scenic drives) must close and/or be winterized. However, the Park does not close its doors entirely, and an annual SD Park Pass is valid all year long.

Read on to discover more about how Custer State Park Resort transforms during winter months to offer a secluded, peaceful winter experience for visitors.

Winter hours are posted on the SD Game, Fish & Park website. Inquire about snowshoe rentals.

The southern Black Hills notoriously get far less snow than the northern Hills, and so many Custer State Park hiking trails are able to remain open and accessible all winter. Inquire at the Visitor Center for the most up-to-date information.

Open all winter for overnight stays with continental breakfast, along with select winter cabin rentals available. Reduced winter rates! Two banquet rooms are available for small private event rental.

Did you know that our Buffalo Safari Tours are offered during the winter months? The "banana belt" effect of the southern Black Hills brings a healthy dose of mild, sunshine-filled days, even during the winter months. Is the forecast calling for clear skies? Book your winter safari today.

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