Favorite Ride Custer State Park


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*requires a State Park entrance fee for each atv

The Custer State Park ride is not an ordinary ride. You are riding on roads, not trails. But you are riding in the best State Park in the nation.

We made this ride recently during the parks Open House (free access) weekend. Any other time, you will be required to pay an access fee for the ATV. This is a great ride for those who desire to view wildlife. Custer State Park is the home of a large Bison herd. Use caution and keep a distance – an ATV is no match for a male Bison.

Once in the park, you will travel some highway but mostly well graded gravel roads. These gravel roads have little traffic compared to the hard surface “Wildlife Loop” which is an important feature of Custer State Park. As you plan your ride, be aware that Road 7 is a one-way traveling East to West.

The park is full of visual and historic features. My favorite are Mt Coolidge Fire Tower, Gordon Stockade and the Badger Hole Cabin.

There is no real trailhead in this area for parking, but the Hazelrodt Picnic Area has some parking space. If I ride in this area during the weekend, I usually park in the Custer High School parking lot.

[ATVs operated in state parks must be equipped with a horn, mirror, headlight, brake light, brakes and a license plate. Vehicle recreationists have a responsibility to care for the land by staying on designated motorized routes and following travel management regulations for the particular area in which they are riding.]

UTV/ATV Use in Custer State Park

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Posted by Custer State Park on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Places to Visit:

ANNIE TALENT MONUMENT

BADGER CLARK CREEK

BADGER HOLE CABIN

BISMARK CREEK

BISMARK LAKE

GORDON STOCKADE

HAZELRODT CABIN

LEGION LAKE (CUSTER)

MEEKER RANCH

MEEKER ROAD CABIN

Mount Coolidge (Custer)

PIONEER GRAVES

STOCKADE LAKE

WILD ROSE MINE

BISMARK LAKE PICNIC AREA (CUSTER)

HAZELRODT PICNIC AREA

BISMARK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

COMANCHE PARK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

Other Places to Visit:
STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

CUSTER UTV RENTALS
Custer UTV

ADVENTURE RENTALS

BIG PINE CAMPGROUND

CUSTER MOUNTAIN CABINS & CAMPGROUND

CUSTER MOUNTAIN CABINS

BLACK HILLS POWER EQUIPMENT

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*ride at your own risk

Trailhead:

HAZELRODT TRAILHEAD

Connected Favorite Rides:

BLUEBIRD RIDE

HAZELRODT RIDE

Extended Ride:

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Parking: 43.7196833,-103.5062206

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*if your vehicle has a Park Permit you may also choose to park in the Gordon Stockade parking lot (43.7704043, -103.5287243).

Links:

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Custer State Park Guide
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Comments

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