A letter to our guests regarding the Sylvan Lake Lodge fire. 

Safety Procedures

Our Guest Commitment

Your safety and satisfaction have always been our top priority—but now more than ever. We've recently taken additional measures to ensure that your stay is worry-free from check-in to check-out, and every moment in between. 

New Safety Measures

The good news? You can sit back, relax, and enjoy a great stay any time of year. Here's how we're updating our safety procedures to provide you with a comfortable environment:

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

For cuurent South Dakota-specific information regarding COVID-19, visit covid.sd.gov

2021 FAQ's (Prime Season)

What Lodges will be open for the 2021 Season?

All four (4) Lodges will be open for the 2021 season. 

What Restaurants are open?

Sylvan Lake Lodge: Open 7am to 8pm serving limited Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Reservations strongly encouraged. Closed for the season Oct 23.
State Game Lodge:  Open 7am to 8pm serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Reservations strongly encouraged. Closed for the season Oct 23.
Blue Bell Lodge: Open 7am to 8pm for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Reservations strongly encouraged. Closed for the season Oct 23.
Legion Lake Lodge: Open daily 10am to 6pm for Grab-n-go. First-come, first-served. Closed for the season October 15.

Did anything change with Checking in & out? 

Due to the additional surface and environmental sanitizing measures that have been implemented within guestrooms, our traditional 3pm check-in time has been temporarily pushed to 4pm. 

Early check-in is not available.

Check-out times will be strictly enforced.

Has anything changed in the lodge rooms and cabins?

In-room housekeeping service will not be provided currently. 

Additional linens, towels and toiletries are available by contact-free delivery by contacting the Front Desk.

Rigorous cleaning and sanitizing proceedures have been implemented. See below Additional Safety Measures.

Decluttering of guestroom and removal of reusable items from guest rooms including collateral. 

Do your guest rooms have mini refrigerators, microwaves & coffee makers? 

Yes. All lodge rooms and cabins have a mini refrigerator or larger. Coffee makers will be in the room or available by request from the Front Desk. All have microwaves. Due to nationwide shortages, in-room coffee products are limited. Some cabins have kitchenettes or full kitchens.

Have your public spaces, such as your lobby, changed? 

See Updated Safety Measures above.

Are your lakes open for swimming? 

Yes, all swimming lakes are open seasonally.

What other Custer State Park Resort Activities are operating? 

All Custer State Park Resort activities are now available.

  • Buffalo Safari Tours: Tours are now operating as normal (including winter, by advance reservation only). The jeeps are open-air. Advance Reservations required. 605-255-4388
  • Chuckwagon Cookout: Opening as normal based on demand for 2021 season at the beginning of May. Advance Reservations highly recommended:  605-255-4388
  • Trail Rides: Planning to open May 7 for the 2021 season, as normal. Advance reservations strongly recommended:  605-255-4700
  • Watercraft Rentals: Opening in May for season 2021, as weather permits. First-come, first-served.

Has anything changed with Catering & Events?

No group size restrictions are currently being enforced. Our catering and events team will collaborate with planners to reimagine their events with new meeting set ups, food service protocols, and specific options. 

Updated: October 4, 2021