Custer State Park; it's full of buffalo, hiking trails, and bikers?
Although it's an hour away from Sturgis, Custer State Park is still a popular destination for bikers before and during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Craig Pugsley, the Custer State Park visitor services coordinator, says motorcycle passes are up 25% compared to last year. And a big time for bikers to visit is during the Rally. Pugsley says staff estimates they've seen more pre-Rally bikers this year than last, and the campsites are full to capacity. "They want a little peace and quiet, so, you know, they camp just a little bit further away from the town of Sturgis," said Pugsley. "And enjoy the great sites and enjoy the great sounds of the Rally in Sturgis when they want to."
Deborah Olsen says the Park is beautiful. "Great driving. Love the little corners, zooming back and forth," said Olsen.
Custer State Park takes in around $40,000 from selling biker passes during the Rally. Biker bands cost $10 and are good for seven days.