Custer State Park

RockClimbing

Rock Climbing in the Black Hills

With the many varieties of rock formations in the area, the Black Hills are an ideal destination for both beginning and experienced rock climbers. The Black Hil...
Coolige

The Summer White House of 1927

Undoubtedly the most exposure the Black Hills region has ever received, was in the summer of 1927 during the 3-month “visit” of President Calvin Coolidge. Th...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting storie...
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding in the Black Hills

Experience the Black Hills by horseback like explorers and cowboys did centuries ago. These riding camps will teach you everything you need to know to become an...
Belted Kingfisher

Birdwatching in the Black Hills

With the abundance of wildlife and wilderness in the Black Hills, it is an ideal destination for birdwatching. The state has nine national wildlife refuges, six...
Mountain Lion

Black Hills Wildlife Photography

The Black Hills area is one of the most beautiful and varied ecosystems in the world. It goes from prairie to mountain in a very short drive and both ecosystems...
Bison Grazing

Everything You Need to Know About Bison

Bison, also called buffalo, are the largest land mammal in the North America. They stand from five to seven feet tall at the shoulder, and can be an intimidatin...
Round Up

Buffalo Capital of the World

Fall signals not only a change in seasons at Custer State Park, but also a yearly tradition—the park’s Buffalo Roundup and Sale. The park’s modern tie to the...
Bridge Black Hills

Scenic Drives in the Hills

Wind your way through the Spearfish Canyon to see waterfalls and flowing streams and the Needles Highway full of granite spires found in Custer State Park. Then...