Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: 1987 & July 7, 2003
This State Park and wildlife reserve is in southwest South Dakota and had granite peaks and rolling plains. Named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer, the park located in the Black Hills is South Dakota’s largest and first state park. We drove Needles Highway (Photo#6) and the Wildlife loop and saw as many bison here as we did in Yellowstone NP. We saw several mountain goats resting a few feet off the main road and when we turned the curve we stopped suddenly as a herd of over 40 bison slowly walked across the road and past our van and camper. Matt would shout, “Hey Hairy, get out of the road”. We hiked the 2 mile Sunday Gulch Trail near Sylvan Lake. It meandered from the lake through forest, open prairie areas and granite rocks.