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Peek Inside This Cozy Cabin With Newly-Remodeled Interior

    The Senator’s Cabin is a cozy 10 person cabin located on the top of a hill near the Sylvan lake Lodge at the Custer Park Resort. The log cabin is set apart from the rest of the units, and has a private driveway with plenty of parking space. You and your guests are sure to appreciate the newly remodeled interior. This log home is located where Highway 87 meets Highway 89, near the Needles Highway Entrance. The cabin has three separate bedrooms, with each having a queen-sized bed. The living room features 2 double sofa beds. The cabin can accommodate up to 10 people. The log cabin features a flat-screen TV, an easy chair and HVAC. A full kitchen is available with pots, pots, dishes and coffee pots. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, and microwave. There is also a picnic table, a fire pit and a fireplace. Private parking.

    Custer State park offers trails that can be explored on foot, by horseback, or by car. You will see wild sights and wildlife. You’ll see wild buffalo, begging Burros, and nature’s bounty. At the end of the trail, you can enjoy a mountain-canyon cookout. Custer State Park is located in an area that was established as a Game Preserve in 1913. The goal was to reintroduce species of wildlife that were exterminated by early settlers and prospectors. Custer State park and its surrounding areas are awash with wildlife. Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, which covers 56,000 acres on the northern edge of Custer State Park, is located in the middle. The 13,000-acre Black Elk Wilderness is located in the center of the park. It encompasses the Harney Range, and was named after Black Elk, a Oglala Lakota saint. They roam free and can be found all over the place. You never know where or when you might see them.

    There are many animals to see including baby buffalo, bighorn sheep, buffalo, pronghorns, and baby fawns. In 1914, a Fort Pierre settler brought 6 bulls and 12 cows along with 18 calves. Today, the herd has grown to more than 1,300 bison. The herd spends the year grazing in the park. In the fall, it is time for roundup. At the annual Buffalo Roundup, the animals are driven to the valley and counted. They are also checked for health. The park is home to elks, mountain goats and pronghorn antelopes.

    Get a different perspective. Book a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour if you want to be up close. This is the only option to get off the Wildlife Loop Road, and you’ll often end up right next to them. The summer is the most popular season to visit, but other seasons offer unique viewing experiences. Come in spring to see the baby animals. In winter, wildlife can be more easily spotted as they are searching for food and losing some of their shyness.

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