Black Hills Activities

Not far from the Custer Vacation Rental

Things To Do and

Activities  Near Custer

We most certainly have something for everyone. Take your pick. You can spend the day picnicking at Custer State Park or perhaps take a drive on Needles Highway, then drive up to Hill City for lunch.


We have some pretty amazing lakes near Custer, South Dakota. You can go fishing, swimming, and boating. Spend a day in the sun.

Food and Drink

The restaurants in Custer and nearby towns have that country feeling. You’ll find plenty of good food to eat. You may even want to grab a burger and a pint at a local pub.
Needles Highway in the Black Hills South Dakota
Bison sculpture in downtown Custer South Dakota
Burro in Custer State Park
Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota
Stalactites in Wind Cave National Park

National Forests, National Parks, National Monuments, and State Parks

There is so much amazing land to cover. These areas are operated by the State and Federal Government.

An Adventure for the Whole Family

Did you know Jewel Cave is the third largest cave in the world? And guess what? It’s right here – about a 10-minute drive from Grandma’s House in the Woods. Book a guided tour for an experience of a lifetime.

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Mount Rushmore Visitors in 2016


People Who Visit Love Custer, SD

Acres in Black Hills National Forest

Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park is a popular spot for swimming.

and it’s pretty close to Grandma’s House in the Woods

Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park was featured in the movie, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

It’s so beautiful, you can see why it was chosen.

Paddle Boating is Also Popular on Sylvan Lake

Small boat rentals are available

Bring Your Fly Fishing Gear

and get ready to land some trout!

Events Near Custer, South Dakota

Fireworks at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills, South Dakota


There’s always something going on in the area. Check out the calendar of events and plan your vacation to the Black Hills.

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Unexpected Events

Even in this small town of Custer, South Dakota, we have an Emergency Room (ER) that is open 24-hours a day. Custer Regional Hospital Emergency Room 1039 Montgomery St., Custer, SD (605) 673-9400

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