Located in Custer, South Dakota, Custer State Park includes 71,000 acres for you and your pup to enjoy. As long as your pup is on-leash, they are welcome throughout the park. There are many hiking trails that you and your canine companion can explore together and after your hike, you can relax by driving the 18-mile Wildlife Loop that allows you to explore the park and see the area's wildlife. Whether you and your pup come for a short visit or choose to spend a full day, Custer State Park will offer both of you plenty to see and do!
The world's largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse is a memorial for all Native American Tribes in South Dakota's Black Hills. Located in Crazy Horse, South Dakota, the Crazy Horse Memorial welcomes leashed pets to join their people on a visit. Pups can spend time on the outdoor viewing veranda as well as check out the outdoor exhibits of the memorial. If your dog is small enough to be carried, they can even join you in the memorial's buildings (with the exception of the restaurant and snack bar). You and your curious buddy can spend some time together exploring this special place.
When you are looking for a way to spend time with your pup outdoors on a nice day, check out Reptile Gardens. Located in Rapid City and on the road to Mount Rushmore, Reptile Gardens offers beautiful landscaping as well as the opportunity to learn about different interesting reptiles from trainers who know what they are talking about. Your pup will enjoy taking in all of the different smells available, as well as spending time with their human! Make sure to keep your dog on leash during your visit and bring along some water so you both can remain hydrated!
Located in Custer, Black Hills National Forest offers rugged rock formations, canyons, gulches, grassland parks, streams and lakes. You can bring your pup for a hike in the forest, where your canine companion is welcome on any of the trails and even some campgrounds. Make sure to keep your eyes out when hiking; some trails are open to bikers and horses! If planning to camp, look into which campgrounds accept dogs. Black Hills National Forest is a great place to visit with your pup in order to take advantage of a beautiful day in South Dakota!