Tag Archive: Custer State Park

Jul 17

Hiking Harney Peak

Watch Tower

There are two choices in trails when hiking Harney Peak, the highest point in South Dakota, and some have argued the highest point in the United States east of the Rockies.  The more popular hike, especially in the summertime, is trail number 9 from Sylvan Lake which is in Custer State Park and other begins …

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Jul 16

Scenic Drives: Custer State Park

Wildlife Loop Road

Many scenic drives can be found in the Custer State Park area of South Dakota and provide a very stark difference to the plains and badlands to the east and the high plains of eastern Wyoming.  If you have the time, we recommend all three of the scenic roads that go through Custer the Wildlife …

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Jul 09

Sylvan Lake Shore Trail: Custer State Park

Looking  down on Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Shore Trail is located along the banks of the “Crown Jewel” of Custer State Park in the Black Hills area of South Dakota.  Even if you are not much of a hiking enthusiast and more of road warrior this hike can be for you due to its nature.  The Sylvan Lake Shore Trail …

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Oct 27

Custer State Park: One of the Best State Parks Around

Sylvan Lake Trail

Custer State Park, in our opinion, could easily be classified as a National Park.  It is a wonderful treasure for the state of South Dakota.  The park encompasses 71,000 acres where visitors can partake in a variety of activities like canoeing, rock climbing, chuck wagon cookouts, fishing, and wildlife viewing.  This state park has a little …

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