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Black Hills National Forest
#1 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Lots of private land inside the forest assures numerous private attractions and opportunities to keep kids and adults entertained like a drive through wildlife park, reptile zoo, historical venues, wax museum, art...
A wonderful area to get in touch with nature and experience the scenic beauty of the rock formations, towering pines, and glittering lakes.
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Needles Eye
#2 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
You can stay in your vehicle or get out and climb on some of the rocks ... The 'needles' reach skyward and are breathtaking .. Nature at it's finest!
​ At the end of the highway is devastatingly gorgeous Sylvan Lake where you can swim or enjoy an astonishing hike along the rim of the lake through more of the rocks that this park is famous for.
Custer State Park
#3 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Larger and more varied than many national parks, this park has everything from wildlife (bison herds, prairie dog towns, pronghorn antelopes, and more) to unparalleled scenic drives (particularly the Needles Highw...
Fantastic park to drive through and do the loop absolutely tons of wildlife to see in some amazing stops along the loop where you can go out and look above and beyond the valleys on one stop you can actually see t...
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Sylvan Lake
#4 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Nestled at the base of Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, and surrounded by impressive rounded rock formations and ponderosa pine trees, Sylvan Lake is considered the crown jewel of Custer State Park in South D...
Nestled at the base of Harney Peak and surrounded by impressive rounded rock formations and ponderosa pine trees, Sylvan Lake is one of the most beautiful spots in the Black Hill’s Custer State Park.
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Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail
#5 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
The Cathedral Spires trail is an amazing way to get in touch with nature while enjoying some of the most spectacular natural wonders in South Dakota.
If you are in Custer State Park, pack up some water, a walking stick and warm weather gear and enjoy the great views!
Jewel Cave National Monument
#6 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Great tour leader National Parks ranger Kim made about six stops and explained the process of discovery, prepping the caves for visitors, and the precautions taken to preserve the delicate ecosystems in the cavern.
In addition to the cave tours, there are small exhibits about the cave in the Visitor Center that you can view before your tour, Also, there are a couple of hiking loop trails at the park, One is super short and n...
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Sunday Gulch Trail
#7 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
It is hard to enjoy the view since you need to watch your footing, but make sure to look up and 3njoy the view of Custer State Park and all its beauty.
This is a great, relatively short hike in Custer State Park.
Little Devil's Tower Trail
#8 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
The views of the park are outstanding!
Mother Nature is wonderful.
Legion Lake
#9 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
It's located inside Custer State Park where you can take the wildlife loop and see buffalo, pronghorn, big horn sheep, prairie dogs, deer and other wildlife.
We easily understood the value that SD places on this park, for natural beauty and scenic wonders, as well as history and culture of the area.
Stockade Lake
#10 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
This is in Custer State Park and as many of the lakes in the Park is well worth stopping to walk around
This is a nice little gem hidden in Custer State Park.
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Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway
#11 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
... lakes, six picture-perfect tunnels, tight hairpin twisty roads, spiral “pigtail” bridges, and the wildlife ranges of Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, Black Elk National Wilderness Area and Custer State Park.
A stunning scenic byway---intriguing rock formation, narrow tunnels and a chance to see nature at its finest.
Grace Coolidge Creek
#12 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Beautiful wildflowers were blooming, western tanagers were seen, small trout in the creek, it was overall nature at its best.
We stayed in Custer State Park for a week, and fly fished this creek a number of times.
Center Lake
#13 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Sort of a hidden gem at Custer State Park.
Bismark Lake Campground
#14 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Despite the fact that this campground appears on the Custer State Park map, it is actually in a National Forest.
The campground is located within Custer State Park, but because it is owned by the Forest Service, you do not have to pay the entrance fee into Custer Park.
Harney Peak South Dakota 12.2 km away
#10 of 147 Nature & Parks in South Dakota
Note that the northern trail lies within the Black Hills National Forest while the southern trail begins at Sylvan Lake which is located within Custer *State* Park -- entry into the state park requires a fee to pa...
The route to Harney Peak is well signposted and heavily trafficked - but comforting to have a map showing trails of the park (free at park visitors center) - to give you comfort, particularly if doing spurs mentio...
French Creek
#15 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
We stayed at the Shady Rest Motel and would walk across the road, through the park and cross the bridge over French Creek to walk into town every day.
Hell Canyon Trail
#16 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Country Charm Cabins and Corrals
#17 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Lookout Point Trail
#18 of 18 Nature & Parks in Custer
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Keystone 17.2 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Keystone
The entire Mount Rushmore experience is incredible - the walkway with flags, the monument, the trails, the sculpture, the history, the mountains, the woods, the wildlife, the park, the outer buildings, the exhibit...
From the avenue of flags at the entrance, through the museum, the visit to the sculptor's studio and the numerous viewing areas, the park is educational and filled with rich history .
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Presidential Trail Keystone 16.7 km away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Keystone
Great walk for physically able, we enjoyed the museum stop and the park rangers guided talk on Native Americans.
The Presidential Trail gets you as up close and personal to those majestic sculptures as Park Service allows!