Custer State Park
Custer State Park personnel will begin burning piles starting Wednesday, January 3rd to help reduce hazardous fuel throughout the park.
Starting today and continuing throughout the winter, Custer State Park staff will be burning piles as long as conditions allow. Pile burning will occur along Hwy 16A in the Galena Divide area on the west side of Custer State Park.
Throughout the winter Custer State Park will be working to burn both machine slash piles and hand piles. The piles are created from the left-over non-merchantable material generated by timber sales and from small tree thinning projects designed to reduce fuel loading and fire risk.
Smoke will be visible and may impact local communities surrounding Custer State Park for the next several weeks. Piles can be expected to continue burning for days after ignition operations are completed. Firefighters will continually check and mop-up the piles until they are out.
Pile burning operations will continue throughout the winter as conditions allow.
We will have the most up-to-date pile burning information here or you can contact the Park Office at 605-255-4800.
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