Custer State Park is a world class wildlife refuge and recently has been recognized as on the Ten Best Wildlife Destinations in the World. Watchable wildlife in the park include bison, whitetail and mule deer, antelope, mountain goats, elk, coyotes, burros, bighorn sheep, birds, wild turkeys and prairie dogs.
Most wildlife can easily be seen from your car and that access to the park's wildlife is what makes it so acclaimed. Custer State Park is most well known for its herd of over 1,300 buffalo that freely roam its grounds. Please remember these are wild animals, so keep your distance.