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Halloween Night Hike

Oct 26, 2018 5:30pm - Oct 27, 2018 8:30pm

This event allows participants to hike a paved path along a ""creepy"" route, consisting of costumed characters. The characters humor their audiences with short skits about the natural history of various critters living in Custer State Park and the Black Hills. Hikes take place every 15 minutes from 5:30-8 p.m. MT both days (Oct 26-27). Reservations are required for all participants and can be made by contacting the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center at (605) 255-4515 

Wheelchair Accessible

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Creatures of The Night Talent Show & Night Hike

Oct 26, 2018 5:30pm - Oct 27, 2018

Little ghouls and goblins (and big ones too) are invited for the first annual Creatures of the Night Talent Show. This 2 mile guided hike wanders past some of the nocturnal creatures of the park as they compete to win this year’s talent show. Come cast your vote!

Hikes depart from the Peter Norbeck High School (Outdoor Education Center) every 15 minutes starting at 5:30 pm.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Park Office, (605) 255-4515.  

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National Parks Fee Free for Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2018

"National parks connect all of us with our country's amazing nature, culture and history," said National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds.

"The days that we designate as fee-free for national parks mark opportunities for the public to participate in service projects, enjoy ranger-led programs, or just spend time with family and friends exploring these diverse and special places. We hope that these fee-free days offer visitors an extra incentive to enjoy their national parks in 2018."

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Annual Buffalo Auction

Nov 17, 2018 9:00am

Each November Custer State Park conducts a buffalo auction to keep herd numbers in check with the available rangeland forage. Between 250 and 400 buffalo and a few burros are sold at this auction. Buyers and the public are invited to view the auction. Info: (605) 255-4515. Funds generated from the sale help support the operation of the state park system. The sale has played an important role in establishing herds of buffalo throughout the United States. Buffalo, which once faced extinction, now the number reaches over 250,000.

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