Custer State Park was listed by Paste Magazine as one of the top 5 off the grid state parks that deserve national attention.
Go for Rushmore, Devil’s Tower and Badlands. Stay for Custer. That’s what most travelers end up realizing upon visiting this highly underrated part of the country—the haunting Black Hills.
Here, the Sylvan Lake loop trail will stop you in your tracks at several turns. The tunnel-filled Needles Highway and jetting nearby peaks will delight you. And the 1,500 grassland-roaming bison will calmly intimidate you.
For road-trippers and hikers alike, Custer State Park easily deserves its 5-star visitor rating.