Custer State Park is truly a unique experience! If you are a first-time visitor and only have a couple of days, these are the top 4 things you must do and see plus tips so you don’t miss out!



My favorite things to do while exploring Custer State Park, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota:

– Wildlife Loop Road
– Needles Highway & Needles Eye Tunnel
– Mount Rushmore
– Hiking at Sylvan Lake trail

Custer State Park is in the gorgeous Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota, where you can see buffalo and other wildlife roam freely throughout the park. Yeah… it truly a magically place.

In this video I am going to share with you the best things about visiting Custer State Park, the largest and oldest state park in South Dakota so you can plan your trip and itinerary and you have the best experience. I also provide tips to help you plan your trip to maximize your time here.

We drive down Wildlife Loop Road to look for buffalo and other wildlife, drive through the famous Needles Eye Tunnel located on Needles Highway, visit Mt Rushmore and experience the lighting ceremony, and hike the Sylvan Lake trail.

And, if you are planning a road trip to Custer State Park then you will also want to make sure you watch this video until the end because I have an extra special bonus recommendation if you have more time to spend in the Black Hills.

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Explore Custer State Park Video Chapters
00:00 Arriving at Custer State Park
00:28 Driving Wildlife Loop Road
03:20 Needles Highway
05:44 Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial
07:07 Hiking Sylvan Lake Trail