Custer State Park Open House draws record crowd despite weather - KOTA Territory News

Custer State Park Open House draws record crowd despite weather


While it rained, and at some points, poured, plenty of people still took full advantage of the Custer State Park free weekend.
In fact, Craig Pugsley, the park's Visitor Services Coordinator says they broke attendance records both Friday and Saturday.

This weekend the park offered free entrance and free fishing along with many other family activities.

Some of the special events this weekend included this birds of prey show, animal tracks making, fire hose shooting for the kids, and even a buffalo chip toss.

"It's a great weekend to come explore Custer State Park for locals and out of towners alike, and maybe they'll come back in summer. We had a great turn out today despite the rainy weather," says Pugsley. 

As for the kids, the best part of their weekend in Custer.

"My favorite part about the park is the buffalo," says Megan Snyder.

"I like going on new trails and seeing where they lead to," says Kayia Bissonnette.

Pugsley says each year Custer State Park attracts more than 1.8 million visitors.

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