Beat the Winter Blues and Escape to the Park




Beat the winter blues and Escape to the Park! Tyler Garwood, Graduate Research Assistant at South Dakota State University, will be speaking at the Custer State Park Visitor Center Saturday, February 18 from 1:00-2:00pm.

“For decades, pneumonia passed by domestic sheep has plagued bighorn sheep populations across the American West. Now, in the Black Hills, researchers are developing and testing solutions to this issue that may have national implications.” Tyler will be speaking about this research as well as the history, ecology, and management of this unique animal.

Don’t forget our winter hikes; the last snowshoe hike of the season is Saturday, March 11 at Sylvan Lake (pre-registration is required). Also note Saturday, March 18 on your calendar, Kelsey Bean with the Black Hills National Forest will be speaking.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and can be purchased at the Park Office from 8:00am to 4:30pm during the week, or at the Visitor Center open from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road.

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

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