Buffalo Stampede at Custer State Park (Video)

Tara Munro’s brother, Ben Queen, was riding through Custer State Park with his wife, brother and two friends when they happened across a stampede of buffalo.


He recorded great footage of the event on a remote camera which was attached to his Harley Davidson. The group of motorbike riders had pulled over to allow the buffalo a peaceful pass however another motorist had less patience and spooked the buffalo attempting to pass. (Credit: taramunro)

Few truly wild places remain in this country. Custer State Park is one of them. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the park is home to a variety of wildlife and magnificent scenery spanning 71,000 acres.

Nearly 1,300 bison, commonly called buffalo, roam the prairies and hills of Custer State Park, which they share with swift pronghorn, shy elk, sure-footed mountain goats and curious burros. Visitors often enjoy close encounters with these permanent residents along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road that winds around the southern edge of the park. Unique Scenery

Slender granite formations called “Needles” dominate the skyline. These unique rock outcroppings are an excellent place for rock climbers to push themselves to the limit. With its winding roads and small granite tunnels, the 14-mile Needles Highway (SD Highway 87 between Sylvan Lake and Legion Lake) provides the perfect backdrop for a scenic drive and ranks as a favorite among sightseers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

A third scenic drive, Iron Mountain Road, connects the park to Mount Rushmore National Memorial via a 17-mile stretch of SD Highway 16A. The route includes some of the most breathtaking scenery in the area as well as three more tunnels and three “pigtail” bridges. (Source)

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