Custer State Park Winter Trail Challenge


Custer State Park Winter Trail Challenge
December 22, 2016

Custer, SD – Custer State Park would like to introduce its first annual Winter Trail Challenge; we challenge you to get out of the house and enjoy this winter paradise.  Join a naturalist for the scheduled winter hikes; First Day Hike, January 1; Escape to the Park Hike (Game Lodge Hike), January 14; Lover’s Leap Hike, February 11; and the final Escape to the Park Hike (Sylvan Lake Hike), March 11 to earn a Trail Challenge souvenir pin.  Participants who complete all four hikes will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of the Spirit of Tatanka DVD.

The First Day Hike will meet at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center at 10:00am, Sunday, January 1.  The hike is two miles and will last approximately two hours.  Pre-registration for the First Day Hike is not required.

The remainder of the hikes for the season will begin at 1:00pm.  Most of the hikes meet at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center except the Escape to the Park Hike on March 11, which will meet at the Sylvan Lake General Store parking lot.  Hikes will be held regardless of snow conditions.  Snowshoes are available to check out and must be reserved in advance; please call the office (605) 255-4515 to make reservations.

There is no cost for visitors to participate in the hikes; however, a park entrance license is required at the hike locations.  Entrance licenses can be purchased at the Custer State Park Visitor Center on the day of the hikes.  The Visitor Center hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The Visitor Center will be closed Saturday to Monday, December 24-26.

For more information check the Custer State Park Facebook page at or contact the Park Office at (605) 255-4515.

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