Visiting Dog Friendly Custer State Park
My great friends Amy and Rod Burkert spent all of 2017 traveling to each state with their two dogs, Ty and Buster. They visited one pet friendly attraction in each state, and she has written a book about their trip to help people plan their own pet friendly vacations.
Amy created a virtual road trip for the month of October, to share some of those places through other bloggers who have visited them. I am thrilled to be a part of the virtual road trip, and share our experience visiting dog friendly Custer State Park in South Dakota.
We went to Custer to see the bison roundup, and participate in the art show that was the end of September. The first few days we were there, we camped at Legion Lake campground. Having never been to Custer before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and we were very happy with our camp spot.
Legion Lake is within walking distance of several trails, and I was really excited about the idea of hiking with the dogs. All the trails in Custer are dog friendly, and there is a great variety of places to go.
Across the road from the Legion Lake CG is Legion Lake. It’s a small, but extremely pretty lake with a very nice walking path that goes all the way around.
We would take the dogs for a morning walk, and an evening walk. They loved it!
One morning I saw people on a different trail that connected. Curious, we followed it and ended up at a great old house called the Badger Hole. The home is maintained by the park, and there was a volunteer to answer questions and show you around. I left the dogs on the huge porch, since no dogs were allowed in the house, while we did a quick look around. We learned there was a 1 mile loop that went through the woods behind the house, so we walked that with the dogs when we left. If you are up for a longer hike, there is a trail head for part of the dog friendly centennial hiking trail at the Badger Hole too.
I would like to go back and explore more of the hiking in Custer with the dogs. It’s always so nice to visit pet friendly places, especially gorgeous ones like Custer.
Looks like Buster and Ty liked it too.
Amy wants to help everyone make wonderful memories, visiting great places with our pets, no matter how you travel. The book she created is full of useful tips on where to go, and what to do when you get there.
As part of the virtual road trip, you can download the chapter covering Custer State Park from the new E-book here.
Go Pet Friendly is also going to give away one copy of the new E-book, so you can plan your very own memorable pet friendly vacation. Just enter with the widget below, and I will choose 1 lucky winner.
Be sure to visit Go Pet Friendly for places to go, and things to do with your pets.