Iconic Needles Eye rock formation, Custer State Park, South Dakota

Collection of photos I took during an afternoon in Custer State Park and along the amazing Needles Highway.

For more info about this gem of South Dakota, check out the guide I put together for Happier Place: Custer State Park and the Amazing Needles Highway (South Dakota)

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This album is in flux. At any point, new photos may be added or taken away.

Spires and needle rock formations along Needles Highway, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Spires and needle rock formations along Needles Highway in Custer State Park.
Custer State Park, South Dakota
Rock reflected in Custer State Park lake.
Whiskey Dog gazing at reflection in Custer State Park lake.
Whiskey Dog gazing at reflection in Custer State Park lake.
Trees give scale to the boulders in the South Dakota state park.
Trees give scale to the boulders in the South Dakota state park.
Bison chilling out, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Bison chilling out.
Trail into the Cathedral Spires and Limber Pine Natural Area, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Trail into the Cathedral Spires and Limber Pine Natural Area.
The Cathedral Spires are part of “The Needles” – the tall granite formations along Needles Highway.
The Cathedral Spires are part of “The Needles” – the tall granite formations along Needles Highway.
Needles rock formations, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Needles rock formations.
Tunnel along Needles Highway, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Tunnel along Needles Highway.
Rocks with a view, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Rocks with a view.
Mountain Goat walking along the mountains, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Mountain Goat walking along the mountains.
white and fluffy Mountain Goat, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Mountain Goat!
Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.
Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.
Needles Highway passes through the infamous Needles Eye Tunnel., Custer State Park, South Dakota
Needles Highway passes through the infamous Needles Eye Tunnel.
Chipmunk just off Needles Highway, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Chipmunk just off Needles Highway.
Hugging Rocks in Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Hugging Rocks in Sylvan Lake.
Trail along Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Trail along Sylvan Lake.
Sunset at Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Sunset at Sylvan Lake.
Sunset behind the rock wall of Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Sunset behind the rock wall of Sylvan Lake.
Needles and spires, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Needles and spires and one tough tree.

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