Not far from Custer, South Dakota
The Peak Tower in Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota


Keep your cameras and cell phones charged. There are plenty of photo opportunities to capture your memories.
Recreation horseback riding in Ellsworth South Dakota

Horseback Riding

Bring your horses when you stay at Grandma’s House in the Woods or find a nearby stable to ride in a group by the hour.
Sheridan Lake Marina in the Black Hills, South Dakota


Enjoy the day in the beautiful sunshine. There are lakes in the area where you can launch your own boat or rent one.
Paddle boats at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park

Paddle Boating

How about a little recreation in the sun? Visit Sylvan Lake and Legion Lake inside Custer State Park to spend an afternoon with paddle boats. Bring the family and your friends
Man holding a brown trout caught in the Black Hills


Grab your rod and reel, then head to a nearby lake or stream. The area is known for the brown, brook, and rainbow trout. You will need a fishing license before you drop your line in the water.

American Dipper bird in South Dakota

Wildlife & Bird Watching

Not everyone who comes to South Dakota is here for the hunting. Instead, there are many who enjoy taking out their binoculars to watch birds and wildlife. Bring your cameras with telephoto lenses to capture the memory.
Mule deer in the snow


While South Dakota is known for its pheasant hunting, they have plenty more to offer. Big game. Small game. Waterfowl. You name it, they’ve got it. Be sure to check out the latest rules and regulations before you start packing.
Hiking trail in Custer State Park


Grab your hiking boots or athletic shoes and keep them with you in the car. You will always find an opportunity to put them on and take a hike. Custer State Park is a great place to start.

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