10 must-dos in Custer State Park, South Dakota
Drive the 14-mile Needles Highway with twists, turns, and tight tunnels. Caution—there is a vehicle size limit so you don’t get stuck!
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Rent an ATV or go on a Buffalo Safari to see the buffalo in an open-air vehicle (I was grateful to be in my car!)
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Relive your childhood by camping or staying at one of the many lodges
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Hike the 1.6 mile cathedral spires trail to view the rocks
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Marvel at the views on top of Little Devil’s Tower
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Take an old-fashioned hayride to the chuck wagon cookout for some songs and cowboy cookin’. Don’t forget your hat and bandana!
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Find the friendly wild burros (donkeys)! It’s recommended you don’t feed them, but you will see others doing it.
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Rent canoes, kayaks or SUPs ($24/hour) to get out paddling on Sylvan Lake
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Walk the trail through the rocks around Sylvan Lake
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Swim or boat on Legion Lake and grab lunch on the patio
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Be prepared for some memorable close encounters!
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