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Custer State Park

We saw tons of buffalo

Buffalo

Deer

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Lots of gorgeous color

Burros all over the place

They love carrots :-)

Burro

Burro

Burro

Burro

Tunnel

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Deer

Antelope

Last one!


Custer State Park is located in southern Black Hills of South Dakota. This sprawling 71,000 acre park is home to over 1500 roaming buffalo, four mountain lakes and a variety of hiking, biking and walking trails. We drove along the popular Wildlife Loop drive. We had to wait on buffalo babies and moms to cross the road in front of us. They were all over the park.

We also saw deer, pronghorn antelope, wild turkeys, another town of the cute prairie dogs and a ton of friendly burros. We had heard about the "begging burros" before we went into the park, we stopped by the grocery store and got two bags of carrots for them. All you had to do was open the window and they were all over those carrots. They loved them! Someone in the car next to us had crackers, they ate all our carrots first and then went for the crackers. One even chased after our car when we left. :-)

It is a wonderful park where you can observe wild animals in their natural habitats and we loved it. If you love seeing wildlife like we do, don't miss this park. It was another one of those "Wowser" days in South Dakota.

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