• Daily Tips
  • Your skin is the largest organ so treat it with kindness and respect, sunscreen, a hat, UV blocking sunglasses and UV clothing will help keep it young looking.



South Dakota was first home to dinosaurs then the Plains Indians and Lewis and Clark passed through on their way to the Pacific. During the months the park is open to the public the high temperatures are in the 80’s and the lows in the 40’s.


Custer State Park is 71,000 acres of fascinating sights in the Black Hills and presents you with a choice of 4 different resort lodges which are open from May through October.

  • The Lake Sylvan Lodge was designed by the world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright; known for his ability to blend his buildings with their surroundings. Not only is there a beautiful lodge but also a variety of cabins including The Honeymoon Cabin. Water sports are a primary activity with rowboats, paddleboats and hydrobikes available for rent at the lakeside general store. You can head for the beach for swimming or sunbathing. The lodge has a scenic dining room that serves elk, buffalo and fresh water trout then head over to the lounge to finish your evening. Box lunches are available so you don’t have to break up your day of sunbathing on the beach or that planned hike.


  • The State Game Lodge has hosted several US presidents since it was built in 1920 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take the Buffalo Safari Jeep Ride and Chuck Wagon Cookout to see the bison and wild donkeys. Go fly fishing for trout in the Grace Coolidge Creek that runs past the lodge and is named for Former First Lady Grace Coolidge. There are 30 oversized rooms for your pleasure at this beautiful stone and wood lodge and again the dining room serves dishes from local wildlife. There are also sleeping cabins and housekeeping cabins available for you and your family to enjoy.


  • Legion Lake Lodge sits on the edge of this lake named for the American Legion that once leased this land. This is a family oriented site with sleeping cabins and housekeeping cabins and the lodge is a combination dining room and store. Paddleboats to hydrobikes for water use; as well as mountain bikes, can be rented at the lodge.


  • The Blue Bell Lodge is a ranch house dining room and lounge surrounded by sleeping cabins, housekeeping cabins and The Honeymoon Cabin. The Blue Bell General Store has everything you need if you choose a housekeeping cabin. This Western themed site offers trail rides, hayrides, chuck wagon cookouts with Western entertainment. Souvenir cowboy hats and bandanas are provided for the Hayride and Chuck Wagon Cookout.


Learn about more state parks reviewed by Suntan.com.

Suntan Global Guide 160x600 Suntan Event Calendar 160x600