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Family Reunions

Chuck Wagon Cookout

Bring everyone together

Our lodges continue to be one of the hottest family reunion destinations in the Black Hills. Along with beautiful untouched surroundings, Custer State Park offers affordable activities that are fun for all ages, free-roaming wildlife, and well-kept lodgings. Custer State Park Resort is tough to beat. And so much can be enjoyed for free. With hiking trails, scenic drives, the Wildlife Loop, Harney Peak, and swimming lakes, your family will make memories to last a lifetime.

Start planning

First things first, everyone needs a place to stay. Each of our four lodges offers sleeping cabins, housekeeping cabins, and specialty cabins. Lodge rooms can be found at the State Game Lodge and Sylvan Lake Lodge. Everything is fully modernized so you can wake up to wilderness without sacrificing everyday conveniences.

But which lodge is best for your family? Each brings its own strengths. Some families even lodge-hop to experience more than one. For full pricing and details, visit our Lodges & Cabins section.

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Set up a room block

Know which rooms you want? Contact our Sales & Catering office at 605-255-4672. We will help you set up a 90-day courtesy hold on your room types, which will hold up to ten units specifically for you and your family.

Call 605-255-4672 to reserve your room block.

When should you do this? As soon as possible. We understand that it is difficult to get a group to commit; however, our rooms are popular and they fill up quickly. In order to get the best opportunity for everyone to stay together, reserve early.

Catered family meals

Bring everyone together for a catered dinner. Each of our four lodges offers full-service catering, as well as banquet space options. We offer selections as simple as boxed lunches and casual cookouts, or as complex as an elegant buffet. We can also cater a meal to your family at your rented cabin.

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Fun & Activities

You don’t need a meeting space when the great outdoors is right outside. However, our specialty cabins are large enough to hold group get-togethers and meeting spaces can be rented.

Most of our guests find they’d rather be out exploring together. We offer a number of group activities from the Buffalo Safari Jeep Rides to horseback and mountain bike riding to our famous Chuck Wagon Cookout.

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Get started

Contact us online or at 605-255-4672 to start planning your event.

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