Custer buffalo roundup sets record attendance

Record attendance reported at the 58th Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park

Some 22,590 visitors were on hand Friday morning, watching as 60 horseback riders wrangled the herd of 1,500 bison into the corrals for their annual health check.

The previous record had been set in 2015, the 50th anniversary of the roundup.

The annual Roundup serves as a tool to help manage the park’s buffalo herd. About 500 bison will be sold at the park’s annual auction on Saturday, November 4th. They try to keep the herd at about 1000 animals.


October 5, 2023