We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Hills National Forest

Features Animals
Custer, SD 57730
+1 800-732-5682
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$75.00*
and up
Black Hills Winery Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“black hills” (177 reviews)
“beautiful area” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Custer, SD 57730
CONTACT
Website
+1 800-732-5682

Similar Things to Do in Custer

Write a Review
Reviews (685)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 658 reviews

Reviewed 1 October 2017

This area has many beautiful landscapes, from canyons to prairies, with a variety of wildlife to see also.

Thank Cropduster2153
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Truly a national treasure! From lush forests to gigantic granite boulders, lakes, hiking trails, grasslands with buffalo, prairie dogs, antelope, fishing, etc., etc. A playground for anyone of any age. Definitely worth 2-3 days, even if you're not a huge outdoor enthusiast, more if you...More

Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was our first time really spending quality time in the Black Hills. We will return again for sure!! The Black Hills National Forest offers a very diverse amount of scenes. Prairie, forest, and rock all meet here to form a very interesting spot on...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Spend the day driving the Black Hills area along the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway and you won't be disappointed! We drove Needles Highway, Custer State Park Wildlife Loop and Iron Mountain Road over to Mt. Rushmore. Along the way you see incredible views from...More

1  Thank MelissaLasVegas
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We stayed int the Black Hills for several nights and wish we could have stayed more. so much to see and do in this area. Don't cut yourself short if you travel to this area. Add two or three extra days if going.

Thank Caribbean5
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area, breathtaking views and amazing scenery. There are many campgrounds hiking trails and tons of great places to visit. September is a great time to visit.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Some of the most beautiful views in this part of the country. Plenty of bison, antelope and wild life. Meandering creeks, granite boulders and grasslands. Sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Drgole
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We didn't take a tours, just traveled by SUV and saw every possible animal to be seen in the area. Park well kept and kept to a wilderness status, which makes the animals free to roam wherever.

Thank tlbooz
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The entire forest is amazing and is fun with so much to see and do!!! Research things you want to see and do before going so you can get the most out of your days! Have a great trip!!

Thank C4418YUjenniferc
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We drove three of the scenic loops in the forest. Each one has different vistas and and features. The Iron Mountain Road has pigtails and tunnels in the roads and wooded mountains. The Needles Highway has tight tunnels through the mountains and dramatic rock formations....More

Thank JoW169
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Skogen Kitchen
114 reviews
5.87 miles away
Sage Creek Grille
619 reviews
5.80 miles away
Baker's Bakery & Cafe
821 reviews
5.83 miles away
Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar
1,317 reviews
5.87 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Needles Eye
1,309 reviews
.01 miles away
Sylvan Lake
1,422 reviews
.91 miles away
Needles Highway
581 reviews
.51 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
skyeisthebest
10 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Take the main hi way from RapidCity east to Wall the loop stars there!!!
2
Votes
noelbert
23 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Bluemoon45 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the RV parks just outside of Deadwood. We stayed at the Steelwheel, by this time our tent was soaking wet so we rented a cabin, but I know there are places for tents. I did not see places for camping during our... More
0
Votes
Karlene M
6 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Fidel B | Reviewed this property |
From Interstate 90 @ Rapid City, take exit 57 southbound for about two miles. Turn left on St. Josephs Street, go three blocks and turn right onto Mt.Rushmore Rd./ Rt. 16. Go about 17 miles and take Rt. 16A, 16A will bring... More
0
Votes