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Activities at Custer State Park


Scenic Drives

Custer State Park offers several opportunities to explore the park in your vehicle. View the granite spires on Needle's Highway. Drive through tunnels and over the unique "Pigtail Bridge" on Iron Mountain Road. Get up-close and personal with buffalo and other animals on Wildlife Loop Road.

The Black Hills Playhouse

The Black Hills Playhouse is one of the oldest, continuously operated theater companies in the nation. Each summer the playhouse produces high-quality, live performances featuring musicals, comedy and drama. Custer State Park provides a unique setting for this intimate and dynamic theater experience.


Wildlife Viewing

A variety of animals call Custer State Park home. Of course, the main attraction is the 1,300 head of buffalo, but visitors can also see pronghorn, prairie dogs, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions and burros.

Please do not feed wild animals.

Educational Programs

Educational programs are offered seven days a week during the summer. Enjoy a nature hike, go fishing or discover the history of Custer State Park.


Several lakes and streams are available for fishing in Custer State Park. Fishermen will find trout, bass, northern pike, pan fish and more.

Speaker Series

Join us Monday nights for Speaker Series at the Tatanka Theatre.