Custer State Park


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Custer State Park


Location:5 miles east of Custer off US 16A.
Facilities:323 campsites, horsemen's camp, picnic areas, picnic shelter, hiking trails, bridle trails, fishing dock, historic site, 2 visitor centers, theater playhouse, playground, volksmarch.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, rock climbing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is located in the Black Hills and has spectacular terrain. One of the scenic drives in the area is Needles Highway (SD 87), which passes towering rock formations and goes through narrow tunnels. At the end of one tunnel stands the Needles Eye, a granite spire with a slit only 3 to 4 feet wide but reaching 30 to 40 feet in the air. There are four resorts at the park, each with its own personality and activities.
Address:13329 US Hwy 16A
Custer, SD 57730

Phone:605-255-4515
Fax:605-255-4460
Web: www.sdgfp.info/parks/Regions/Custer
Size: 71,000 acres.

See other parks in South Dakota.
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"Our aim is to keep the population in Custer State Park stable and to prevent overgrazing," says South Dakota Governor Dennis Dougard.
This study occurred in Custer State Park (Universal Transverse Mercator Easting 626909 Northing 4843442, Zone 13 North (43[degrees]44'45"N 103[degrees]25'5"W )), which is located in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.
To map the areas visible from roads, we derived a vegetation-modified digital elevation model (VDEM; 10 m resolution) from a digital elevation model (USGS) and a vegetationtype raster (1:12,500 aerial photography of Custer State Park) attributed with tree density (trees/ha), canopy height (m) and understory shrub cover (in %).
I got to see cute little towns such as Hot Springs and Hill City, and relished the best steak I've ever tasted during an overnight stay at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. And if you like pizzas, you'll never taste better than those pizzas served up at Linz Bros restaurant in Hermosa.
Lee and I had been friends for about 15 years and one fine sunny winter day we met at Custer State Park with two bison permits in hand.
It is round-up day in Custer State Park, an autumn ritual regular as falling leaves and evoking images of the Old West when 60 million of these beasts blackened the plains.
Earlier, we got up close and personal with a herd of buffalo as we drove round the Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park.
Thagard cited major disease outbreaks in NEBRASKA and SOUTH DAKOTA'S Custer State Park, along with an outbreak three years ago in ARIZONA'S Silverbell Mountains.
Ironing a shirt can be a tricky business, even in the comfort of your own home, but try doing it on top of a mountain, in a sea kayak or in Custer State Park in America while surrounded by bison.
Similarly, the colors of Custer State Park, 2001, look too bright and elegant to be real.
* VISIT Custer State Park in Custer, SD on October 4, 2004, to see the 39th Annual Buffalo Roundup.
George Custer, Custer State Park interprets the history of Custer and his men and is where a herd of nearly 1,500 bison Freely roam.