For those looking for a travel experience out of the ordinary, we’re happy to tell you that you’ve landed in the right place! Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience Custer, South Dakota like none other. Currently, our campgrounds include authentic lodgings, and an already lengthy list of thoughtful amenities, with even more to come.
Buffalo Ridge now has an additional 20 acres of land to build and have fun with! And with that said, we have more in store for our campers in the next several months than ever. Some of these new and exciting lodgings and amenities include a new registration center, new custom ‘mountain modern’ luxury cabins, a new pool, brand new state-of-the-art sound and lights for the Buffalo Ridge Theater. For an even more unique experience, look out for our new tipi glamping, soon to be another lodging option at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort.
We’re also situated right in the heart of Custer, South Dakota, which means guests who camp with us are close to all the top attractions in the area, including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Wind Cave National Park to name only a few. And right on site, just steps away from your lodgings, is the popular Buffalo Ridge Theater, featuring a variety of talent and acts.
Join us today and experience the authentic and vibrant outdoor vacation you’ve been looking for!
Show Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Tickets: $12 at the show
Families: $35 for up to 6 people
Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner
Brand new state-of-the-art sound and lights, and food & beverage options in Spring 2018
Concession food items & liquor license
One of the closest things to do in Custer, SD while staying with us is to visit the Buffalo Ridge Theater. Offering a variety of shows, campers will not want to miss out on some of the talent that presents itself on stage, right here at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort! See Purple Pass sign up for details.
Show Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Tickets: $12.00 at the show or $10.00 at the hotel with a room package
Families: $30 for 4-6 people
Families at the hotel: $25 with room package
If you’re planning your visit in the Fall, then you will want to make sure to attend the 53rd Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival! Camping near Custer State Park at Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort place you right where all the action will be! Only a short drive up the road, the roundup takes visitors back to the Old West Days of South Dakota where cowboys and cowgirls would round the buffalo herds.
The Arts Festival takes place on the same weekend each year, and offers around 150 arts and crafts booths, selling a variety of Native American and Western-themed items, many made in South Dakota. Both events will take place on September 28, 2018.
The annual rally is taking place this year from August 3rd-12th. Boasting 10 days of riding, food, and music, this fun Custer event is one not to be missed! Located in the Black Hills, and surrounded by top attractions like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Devils Tower, it’s a beautifully structured scenic drive to say the least. There are concerts, delicious street food, and over 500,000 riders that make this event one of the best things to do in Custer, SD.
Iron Mountain Road offers some of the most spectacular views of Mount Rushmore framed in granite rock tunnels. There are 3 of these tunnels, each offering a different view of the mountain monument.
Sylvan Lake is probably the most recognizable of the five Custer State Park lakes. The lake offers amazing hiking trails, a swimming beach, and boat rentals (non-motorized only) where visitors can rent paddle boats, canoes, or other watercraft rentals.
Custer State Park is home to roaming buffalo, towering peaks, and cool mountain lakes. It’s a place filled with history, adventures, and countless family activities. Spanning 71,000 acres, the park is one of the largest state parks in the country and is the best that nature has to offer. Every fall, the Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival also takes place right in the park! With so much to see and do, we always encourage guests to plan a day to go explore the park.
The Eye of the Needle is a unique rock formation and is nestled in South Dakota's Black Hills along Needles Highway. This natural granite sculpture was formed over a long period of time by wind and water erosion plus a natural process known as frost wedging.
Just on the southwestern corner of South Dakota, Wind Cave offers a worldwide rarity, as it embodies a rare calcite formation known as boxwork. Above ground, a national park filled with world-famous wildlife, prairie lands, and pine forests are also a stunning sight to see. A variety of tours at different levels are also offered throughout the cave.
Ranger-guided tours take visitors through the passageways and rooms of the cave and along the trails located on the surface. The Discovery Talk and Scenic Tour are offered daily during park hours. A Historic Lantern Tour and Wild Caving Tour are only offered during the summer months.