Three Wonderful Winter Hikes in Custer State Park

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland



Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike

January 13, 1pm
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center

Custer State Park hosts guided snowshoe hikes in late winter and early spring.  These hikes provide an opportunity to experience the beauty of Custer’s winter scenery.  For current information and to register, call the Park Office. Snowshoes are available, but you must pre-register.  The hikes are free however participants must pay the park entrance fee. Kids are welcome.

In January of 2018, the Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike followed  a 2 mile trail overlooking the Game Lodge Campground. The hike took about 2 hours and was geared toward beginners learning the basics of snowshoeing.  Participants met at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center in Custer State Park.  


Valentine’s Lover’s Leap Snowshoe Hike

February 10, 10 am and 1 pm
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center

In February, Custer State Park traditionally leads a Valentine’s Lover’s Leap snowshoe hike through beautiful dense pine forest that meanders toward Galena and Grace Coolidge Creek.  It is a 3 mile hike, rated moderate to strenuous and geared toward beginners. Participants met at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center in Custer State Park.


Sylvan Lake Snowshoe Hike

March 10, 10 am
Sylvan Lake General Store

In March, Custer State Park leads a snowshoe hike at Sylvan Lake.  It is an easy 1 mile hike with beautiful views of the granite boulders jutting from the frozen lake.  There is an opportunity to extend the hike an additional 2 miles and continue up Trail #9 to experience wintertime views of Black Elk (Harney) Peak and the Black Hills.  Participants meet at Sylvan Lake General Store parking lot.


Call or email Claw, Antler & Hide Co.

735 Mount Rushmore Road
Custer, South Dakota 57730

Phone: 605-673-4345