Custer State Park was the central point for our Wyoming/South Dakota trip, since my personal big rock was climbing Black Elk Peak which is within the park.
We were lucky enough to snag a primo spot in the Forest Service Bismarck Lake Campground, nestled in under tall pines.
Separate day trips include the Black Elk Peak hike, the Wildlife Loop Road, the Mount Coolidge Lookout, so much to see and do.
Wildlife also abounds – from the coyotes howling at night, to the famous Begging Burros, to the Bison everywhere. Bring a long lens and there’s no shortage of photo opportunities.
This one is on our "highly recommend" list for sure!
Bismarck Lake Campground
On The Boardwalk
Hide And Seek
The wild donkeys at Custer State Park are referred to as the Begging Burros since they’re always looking for a handout. Here one takes a dust bath while the others ridicule him.