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Custer State Park

2020 Summer Activities

Since things are a little different right now, we gathered some information that might be useful for you to explore Custer State Park. 

Due to changes with Covid-19 Custer State Park is not offering the typical summer programing. Instead we encourage you to discover the park your own way.

  • Junior Naturalist Program  
    • You don’t need to be an expert to help your child become a Junior Naturalist, your enthusiasm and encouragement are what matters most off all. Working through the book is a great way to spend time with your kids in nature. I will also help them appreciate the importance and value of our state parks. 
    • Download the attached pdf and have your child work their way through the requirements. Once completed mail or email the book to the park and earn a patch. 
      Please Note: Limited paper copies are available at the Visitor Center. 
  • Self Guides 
    • Kids in Parks has converted some of our most popular TRACK Trail brochures into e-Adventures that kids can do on a smart phone or tablet. Kids can complete these e-Adventures in their backyard, schoolyard, local park, on an official TRACK Trail, or anywhere in between.
  • Trail Challenge 
    • The Custer State Park Trail Challenge began as a way to invite visitors to hike the trails of the Park and experience a variety of ecosystems. Flyers can be found at the Park Office or at the Visitor Center. 
  • Custer State Park App (Google Play | App Store) The official app of Custer State Park
    • o The granite peaks and rolling plains are calling. The clear mountain waters are inviting and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park and let yourself run wild. Encompassing 71,000 in the Black Hills, Custer State Park is home to abundant wildlife and adventure; camping, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or relaxing, there’s something here for everyone.
    • This app includes self-guided audio tours to help enhance the visitor experience at Custer State Park, learn about the diverse wildlife, natural resources, and amazing scenic drives within the park. Explore one of the many activities Custer State Park has to offer.


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