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Open House & Free Fishing Weekend

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Open House & Free Fishing Weekend

Even though we officially open around the end of April each year, our first celebration takes place the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend. For three days, all travelers can enjoy free entrance to Custer State Park and free fishing, where no park license is required (camping fees and fishing regulations still apply).


2024 Event Schedule

Stop out to Custer State Park for live music, demonstrations, special programs, and the annual Buffalo Chip Flip contest, which takes place at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center each year.

The weekend's events & scheduled entertainment are finalized a few weeks prior. Check out the 2022 and 2023 schedules to get an idea of what to expect, and mark your calendars.

Custer State Park Open House Weekend 2024:

Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

Pancake Feed

We invite you to stop in to the pancake feeds at Legion Lake Lodge from 8am to 10am on both Friday and Saturday morning of Open House Weekend. All donated proceeds support a different designated local charity each year. Come one, come all and this year will be the biggest donation yet, as you enjoy some of the only lakeside dining offered in the Black Hills.

Past charity recipients include the Custer Store House, Custer Food Pantry, and Custer County Search & Rescue.

Stay More, Save More

Stay at any of our four resorts in Custer State Park between opening day and Open House Weekend for some of the biggest savings offered all year. Stay two (2) nights save 15% and stay three (3) or more nights and save 20% on most lodge rooms and cabins. Limited exclusions apply. Inquire for details or book online today.

New Activity Promo For 2024: Use code OPENHOUSE to receive $10 off per person for a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour or Hayride & Chuckwagon Cookout activity taking place between April 26 - May 23. Code must be entered at the time of booking.

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