Custer Area Attractions
Custer Municipal Pool/Crook & 3rd street, (Just 3 blocks from Rock Crest Lodge!) Custer StatePark/Beaches at: Center Lake, Legion Lake & Sylvan Lake.
Rocky Knolls, a challenging 9-hole course set in the peaceful pines of the Black Hills. Open to the public. Visitors welcome! 1/2 mile west on 16 (673-4481 for tee time) Buffalo Short Driving Range and Mini-Golf, target greens, sand trap with chipping green, state of the art mats, elevated grass tee. 10 holes of mini golf, 7AM to 9PM, 2 miles east of Custer on Hwy 16A (673-5119)
Shopping and Restaurants
Over 40 stores and restaurants to choose from for necessities or souvenirs: antiques, books, camping supplies, clothing and western apparel, drugs and pharmaceuticals, gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, groceries, hardware, Native American gifts and jewelry, photographic equipment and supplies, propane, RV supplies, rocks and minerals.
Tennis, Horseshoe, and Volleyball courts
Lawn Game area Free city tennis, horseshoe, volleyball and lawn games (Within walking distance of the Rock Crest Lodge!)
Mountain Bike Rentals and Tours
Trailside Bikes at the Mica depot near Harbach Park at the Mickelson Trailhead (Just two blocks from your front door!). Custom guided tours. Information at Trailside Bikes at the Mica depot near Harbach Park at the Mickelson Trailhead. (673-5526)
Harney Range Trails System, including 16 miles of trails inside the Black Elk Wilderness that allow access by foot or horseback to some of the highest country in the Black Hills and 34 miles of trails within the surrounding Norbeck Wildlife Preserve which are open to hiking, mounatin biking, horseback riding and cross country ski use.
Custer State Park offer 12 self-guided hiking trails that range from easy to strenuous, including trails to Harney Peak and French Creek Natural Area.
Centennial Trail 111 miles through the center of the Black Hills. Passes through both the scenic Black Elk Wilderness and Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. Connecting trails to Mt. Rushmore and Harney Peak. Find more information about Custer State Park trails here.
For the hardy and prepared. Needles area in Custer State Park most popular. Sylvan Rocks will guide you to the best areas in the Black Hills.
George S Mickelson Trail
This 110-mile hiking/biking trail in the Black Hills is open for use. The Mickelson trail features a packed gravel surface and meanders past stunning forest scenery. The trail is built along a former railroad corridor; it's level grade makes it an ideal outing for users of all ages and abilities.