The Senator’s Cabin, a cozy 10-person cabin, is located at Custer State Park Resort, Custer, South Dakota. It sits atop a hill close to Sylvan Lake Lodge. This log cabin offers privacy and is set apart from other units thanks to its private drive that has extra parking space. This log cabin is located near Highway 87 near Needles Highway Entrance. You can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people in 3 bedrooms with queen-sized beds, and 2 double sofa sleepers in your living room. The log cabin has flat-screen TVs, an easychair, and HVAC. There’s also a full kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, coffee pots, utensils included as well as a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven combo with microwave. There is also a wood-burning fire place, picnic table, and private parking.
Custer State Park is a beautiful place that can be explored by foot, horseback, or by car. Enjoy the wild buffalo, begging burros, and other nature’s bounty as you enjoy a mountain canyon cookout after your trek. Custer State Park, which was first designated a Game Preserve on May 13, 1913, was established to reintroduce endangered wildlife species lost to early settlements and gold prospectors’ activities. Today, wildlife thrives in and around this protected area. 56,000 acres of land are reserved for the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve at the park’s northern border. Its center is 13,000 acres, called Black Elk Wilderness after Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota holyman. Because animals roam free in this park, you never know where or when they might be!
There are many animals to see: bighorn sheep, buffalo, pronghorn, baby fawns, and buffalo playing on the plains. From a Fort Pierre settler’s herd of 6 bulls and 12 cows in 1914 to a bison herd that now numbers over 1,300. They can roam freely throughout the park all year. In fall, it’s time to round up! The annual Buffalo Roundup sees animals from all over the valley counted and checked for general well-being at the event called the Buffalo Roundup. It is home to bighorn sheep and mountain goats, as well as white-tail deer and mule deer.
Enjoy wildlife from a new perspective with a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour. It’s the only way you can get off Wildlife Loop Road. You may even end up right among them! Summer is popular, but other seasons offer special viewing experiences. Come in spring to see baby wildlife. Wintertime offers more opportunities for sightings because animals are looking for food and losing some of their shyness.
More information can be found here: Custer State Park Resort