COVID-19 Update:

We’re committed to ensuring a positive experience & flexibility as needed. Call (888)-875-0001 or view our Coronavirus Update for the current status on services & procedures.

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As our state, nation, and the world continue to adapt to the changing realities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our goal to regularly, consistently share changes that may affect your current or future plans to visit us at Custer State Park Resort.

Our property remains open, but lodge open dates have been adjusted. As of 3/27/20, our open dates are as follows (Updated 5/19/20):

Open Now: State Game Lodge accommodations (check-in at Creekside Lodge), Coolidge Store with grab ‘n go food and groceries and Buffalo Safari Tours (limited to one jeep per household; check-in at Creekside Lodge). Please call 605-255-4772 for updates on hours of operation. 

Opening Friday, May 22: Sylvan Lake Lodge, Legion Lake Lodge, and Blue Bell Lodge Accommodations; and ALL Resort Dining Rooms (taking to-go orders, as well); Boat Rentals; and Trail Rides (mornings only, until further notice). Note: The Lodge Dining Rooms will operate within social distancing guidelines.

Our Chuckwagon Cookouts will open as soon as we can once group gathering restrictions have been lifted. At this time, advance reservations will only be accepted within a 72-hour advance window so that we can give you accurate information. Please check back for updates.

Our Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy has been altered to accommodate changes in travel plans. As of March 16, we are offering guests full refunds with 15-days or more notice, for resort reservations that wish to cancel with a check in date of May 31st or earlier. Please note this policy will not cover any new bookings made after May 1, 2020. During these challenging times, we are committed to ensuring a positive experience and flexibility as needed. 

Please call 888-875-0001 to cancel or change your reservation.

Additional Safety Measures

Here is a snapshot of just some of the extra measures we are taking to provide a safer environment:

We’ve been following the guidance of the South Dakota Governor's Office and the CDC and will continue to do so. If additional closures or updates are put in place, we will update this page.

Although this is not an ideal situation, it is extremely important to us that we do our part in keeping visitors, guests, and staff safe and away from potential threats that this virus may impose. As always, we are here only because of you – our guest. We know you have a choice, and your confidence and trust in our ability to provide safe and comfortable surroundings is not taken lightly.

For updated South Dakota-specific information regarding COVID-19, visit 

Updated: May 20, 2020