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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Endless Adventures at Custer State Park

Aloha Everyone,

There are 9 campgrounds for RVs and tent sites featuring electric hookups, flush toilets and showers. Some like Stockade Lake South, where we are staying, also offer cabins for vacationers. Additionally, there are 4 specialized camping areas providing  more primitive camping experiences.

One can reserve a site for 14 consecutive days then transfer to another place for 24 hours and return to the same site for another 14 days, if it is available.

There are 5 lakes within Custer State Park for swimming, boating and fishing. The latter requires a fishing license. Other activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.  

For visitors who prefer unique lodges and resorts with fine dining experience, there are 5 unique lodges located within the park.   

Honu’s nightly camping fee with electric and water is $25 plus $2 online reservation assistance fee, $1.13 South Dakota Sales Tax and a $.38 tourism tax. For out-of-state visitors, state sales tax and tourism tax are slightly higher.  

Highlight for today was an amazingly close encounter with a herd of 100-150 bisons right on the Wildlife Loop Road. The animals halted traffic going both directions, came up to Honu to take a sniff and entertained us for nearly a half hour. Without stepping out of Honu, I managed to take reasonable selfies with bisons :-). 

J.J. and I also enjoyed a lakeside picnic where the site was too breezy for us to enjoy al fresco but, full of duende.

Aloha -- Cathi