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Custer State Park

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13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
605) 255-4515 custerstatepark.com

July 2019

Full Moon Hike, Custer State Park

July 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730

Come explore Custer State Park After Dark. This moon hike will travel along the Creekside trail and explore the night life of the park. Meet at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Ed Center @ 8:00 p.m.

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Stories in the Stars at Custer State Park

July 31, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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January 2020

First Day Hike at Custer State Park

January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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First Day Hike January 1, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM State Park: Custer State Park Location: Custer State Park Visitor Center Start your year off right with a hike! Join us for the traditional 1st day hike at Custer State Park. Please dress for the weather Park License is Required.

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Owl Moon Hike at Custer State Park

January 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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January 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM State Park: Custer State Park Location: Legion Lake Stretch your legs on our temporary story trail. From 11 am until 3 pm as you walk the Legion Lake trail share the story “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen with your family and friends. Park License is Required.

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February 2020

Valentine’s Day Card Making at Custer State Park

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Bring the family for a fun day of card making at the Custer State Park Visitor Center and create a nature-themed Valentine's Day card for that special someone in your life on Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All materials will be provided, but are required to RSVP for the event by calling 605-255-4515. A South Dakota State Park Entrance License is required to enter Custer State Park. If you do not have one, you can purchase…

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Lovers Leap Snowshoe Hike at Custer State Park

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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On February 15, visitors to Custer State Park will have the opportunity to experience the winter sights and sounds of the popular park, by way of a pair of snowshoes. The Lovers Leap Snowshoe Hike will guide participants through a pine forest overlooking Game Lodge complex, meandering near Grace Coolidge Creek. The four-mile hike is rated moderated and allows participants the opportunity to try the recreational event and explore some of the park’s most beautiful winter scenery. The hike will…

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Beginner Ice Fishing Workshop in Custer State Park

February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Have you ever wanted to try ice fishing, but didn’t know how to start? Join Naturalists from Custer State Park and the Outdoor Campus West for a free ice fishing workshop, fishing equipment provided. Custer State Park is hosting a Beginner Ice Fishing Workshop on Feb. 21, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. The workshop will be held on Stockade Lake in Custer State Park and will begin by covering safety and equipment, before proceeding to participants ice fishing.…

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Escape to the Park at Custer State Park

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Escape to the Park and step into the past. Join us on an expedition to the land of gold as we explore the history of the Gordon Stockade, the intrepid group that defied government orders in their quest for riches, and the mysteries of the things we don’t know. We’ll also look at the what the future holds for this iconic structure. A park entrance license is required to enter the park and can be purchased at the Park Office…

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Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt at the Gordon Stockade

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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On Saturday, February 29, 2019 there will be a Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt at the Gordon Stockade. There will be two sessions separated by age. The 4 to 6-year-old session will be at 7 p.m. and limited to 25 participants. The 7 to 12-year-old session will be at 8 p.m. and will be limited to 50 participants. Participant registration is required and may be made by calling the Custer State Park Office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.…

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March 2020

Celebrate World Wildlife Day at Custer State Park

March 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Location: Custer State Park Visitor Center Celebrate World Wildlife Day with Custer State Park. Biologist will be giving talks all cool animals such as Fishers, Big Horn Sheep, Bison and more. There will also be a telemetry demonstration and as always fun for the kids. Park License is Required.

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Custer Moon Hike at Custer State Park

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Location: Tatanka Barn - Game Lodge Campground Come view the moon at Custer State Park! This Naturalist led hike will introduce you to the nocturnal happenings of the Park. Park License is Required.

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August 2020

Monday Night Guest Speaker at Custer State Park

August 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Custer State Park is excited to host Dan Austin from the Paha Sapa Grotto as he shares the stories of caving exploring in the Black Hills. Hours away from human civilization, teams of explorers make their way to one of the most remote places on planet earth. Come and learn about some of the newest discoveries and the answer to that simple question that keeps cavers going: What is around the next corner?”

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September 2020

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival at Custer State Park

September 24, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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September 24 - 26, 2020 Enjoy a fun-filled weekend that includes an Arts Festival and Craft Show with 150 exhibitors selling Native American and Western Arts and Crafts and South Dakota Made Products. Non-stop entertainment under the big top features dancers, bands, and poets. Educational programs are also conducted throughout the weekend featuring educational talks, bluegrass music, speakers from the surrounding Black Hills area, and living history demonstrations. Each day starts off with a pancake breakfast, and enjoy buffalo burgers, brats and…

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January 2021

First Day Hike at Custer State Park

January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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First Day Hike January 1, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM State Park: Custer State Park Location: Custer State Park Visitor Center Start your year off right with a hike! Join us for the traditional 1st day hike at Custer State Park. Please dress for the weather Park License is Required.

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February 2021

Lover’s Leap Hike at Custer State Park

February 13, 2021
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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On February 13, visitors to Custer State Park will have two opportunities to experience the winter sights and sounds of the park and learn about the wildlife that call it home. The Lovers Leap Hikes will guide participants through a pine forest overlooking Game Lodge complex, meandering near Grace Coolidge Creek. The four-mile hike is rated moderated and allows participants the opportunity to try the recreational event and explore some of the park’s most beautiful winter scenery. The hikes will…

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July 2021

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

July 9, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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This crowd pleasing comedy takes on the truths and myths about "the relationship."

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Altar Boyz

July 30, 2021 - August 15, 2021
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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A fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national Raise the Praise tour.

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September 2021

56th Annual Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park

September 24, 2021
Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A,
Custer, 57730
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Feel the thunder at the 56th Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup on Friday, September 24, 2021. Watch cowboys, cowgirls and park rangers as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,400 buffalo. Be sure to plan for plenty of time at the three-day Arts Festival, September 23-25, where more than 100 vendors will offer fine arts and crafts and South Dakota made products. (On Friday, parking lots open at 6:15 a.m. Early arrival is recommended.) Admission: There is…

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