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Black Hills National Forest

#6 of 37 things to do in Custer Features Animals
Custer, SD 57730
+1 800-732-5682
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This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
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Custer, SD 57730
+1 800-732-5682

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like Mt Rushmore, you expect to be blown away by the bison at Black Hills National Forest and you are. At one point, we saw several bison running off in the distance. We took pictures. Soon enough, the bison were right beside our care on...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the extra time to take the scenic drive on the way to Custar National Park. Lots of lookout points

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Hills, and Custer SP should be on everyone's bucket list at least once in their life. Beautiful, rustic scenery and wildlife you won't find anywhere else. A great family vacation.

Thank Ohofamily05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode through the hills during non rally & it was so relaxing & beautiful. The water falls, streams and canyons are breath taking.

1  Thank Fay0917
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interstate 385 allows you to go from Deadwood in the North down to Custer and beyond in the south. Along the drive, you will go through Hill City (great small town shopping) as well as pass Pactola Reservoir (simply stunning green/blue water encompassed by beautiful...More

1  Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is seriously so much to do in The Black Hills National Forest. There is something for everyone. There are some amazing scenic drives. There is Custer State Park. There is Mount Rushmore. There is hiking, fishing, and camping. There are hotels, gift shops, and...More

Thank Caitlyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a slow drive but so nice to unwind and take in the beauty of the Black Hills. Don't forget your camera.

Thank PattiP523
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG the beauty of the Black Hills were stunning. Everything from the scenic drives , to beautiful lakes and the tourist attractions were amazing . Who would have thought South Dakota had so much to offer. A great vacation for sure

Thank Q1986OUmichaeld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time and drive around as much as possible. Pack some snacks and always have your camera ready! We saw buffalo, deer, pronghorns, goats, and more!

Thank Christi J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few places in the US awe and inspire like the Black Hills National Forest. There are animals everywhere!! Be prepared to drive slowly... not only will you want to stop and take pictures of the landscspe, but you very well may find yourself trapped in...More

Thank VanEsq12
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Take the main hi way from RapidCity east to Wall the loop stars there!!!
23 May 2016|
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Response from Bluemoon45 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the RV parks just outside of Deadwood. We stayed at the Steelwheel, by this time our tent was soaking wet so we rented a cabin, but I know there are places for tents. I did not see places for camping during our... More
Karlene M
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Response from Fidel B | Reviewed this property |
From Interstate 90 @ Rapid City, take exit 57 southbound for about two miles. Turn left on St. Josephs Street, go three blocks and turn right onto Mt.Rushmore Rd./ Rt. 16. Go about 17 miles and take Rt. 16A, 16A will bring... More