PIERRE, S.D. – Salvage timber logging is set to begin in Custer State Park on Wednesday, January 24. Due to visitor safety and the heavy flow of truck traffic, all interior gravel roads in the park will be closed until further notice.
Road closure signs will be located at the junction for Oak Draw and Fisherman Flats Road on the Wildlife Loop Road, and on Highway 87 South at the turnoff for North Lame Johnny Road.
Park officials will continuously monitor and evaluate the closures based on logging activity, with all roads being reopened for the camping season.
6,261 acres will be logged within the Legion Lake Fire burned acreage aiding in long term forest health sustainability, reducing the fuel intensity of future wildfires and insect encroachment.
Logging operations within the park will run seven days a week.