New! Book Your 2023 Activities online! Looking for a gift card? We have those too!

Hayride & Chuck Wagon Cookout

Enjoy a hayride on the way to the chuck wagon cookout.

Come along for a hayride and a hoedown

Be part of a Blue Bell tradition. This old-fashioned hayride takes you on a 45-minute scenic wildlife tour on the park's beautiful backroad to a mountain meadow canyon for a chuck wagon feast. On the way, you can sing along to classic country and folk music! Each paying guest gets a souvenir cowboy hat and bandanna to help you play the part. 


Reservations are required and must be made by 2 p.m. Book Online Now to reserve your spot. Departs from Blue Bell Lodge.

Late reservations and walk-ons will be accommodated on a “space available” basis until 4 p.m. Ask for exact departure time when making reservations. (Depending on the time of year, departure time will vary between 4:30pm and 5:30pm). The chuck wagon will arrive back at the lodge around dark.

Questions? Contact us online or at 605-255-4531.

Menu options

Menu includes your choice of either an 8 oz. choice sirloin steak or a 1/3 lb hamburger, with all the fixin’s:

  • Cowboy beans
  • Cornbread and honey
  • Potato salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Watermelon
  • Cookies
  • Chuck wagon coffee
  • Lemonade 

Please note: vegetarian options are also available. Simply let us know when you make your reservation.


Adults: $65 | Children (under 12): $55
Children (3 years and under): Free
    (If they sit on a parent’s lap on the ride and eat from a parent’s plate.)


Blue Bell Lodge hosts this nightly adventure; why not stay right here? You will also find the most scenic, peaceful trial rides in the Black Hills at this lodge.

All booked up?

Explore our three other Resorts within Custer State Park, all within 20 minutes or less of Blue Bell Lodge.

Find where the chuck wagon takes off on our map