I just cannot recommend a visit to Custer State Park in South Dakota enough!
the end of our road trip through the Black Hills in September, we only
drove into the park because we had run out of time to go all the way up
to the Badlands, yet wanted to see a little bit more and maybe relax in
nature for a bit.
No one had recommended the park to us, we just happened to be near it after visiting the Crazy Horse Monument.
Since that wonderful discovery, I have recommended Custer State Park
with its beautiful lakes, forests, mountains, wildflowers, easily
visible wildlife and astonishing Needles Highway
to everyone willing to listen. And we definitely want to go back in the
summer to explore the Wildlife Loop, drive up Needles Highway again and
maybe stay for a few days of relaxing, fishing, reading and shooting a
lot more pictures and videos.
One of the big draws of the park are
all the wild animals that you get to see roaming freely, including wild
turkeys, mountain goats, elks and 1500 buffaloes (which actually should
be referred to as bison, but somehow the name buffalo sticks)! We
didn’t see any of the “begging burros” because those hang out around the
Wildlife Loop, which we didn’t drive down. Next time…
the sunset at Sylvan Lake (which gives the impression that it’s on top
of the world, far, far away from all worries and bad feelings) has been
one of the most beautiful and meaningful experiences of 2014 and will be
something I don’t think I’ll ever forget.
The reason why it’s
taken me so long to publish the video about it, which I filmed back in
September 2014, is that I didn’t want to rush the edit and other videos
kept coming in-between. Next week, I plan to publish a video focusing
just on Needles Highway, which I consider a must-see sight.
Other videos from our Black Hills road trip:
|Sunset at Sylvan Lake
Custer State Park, South Dakota
You can look at more photos from this video shoot on my personal blog: Photos from Custer State Park, South Dakota