BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING
Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:
Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:
Iron Creek West Trailhead (Trail #15)
Horsethief Lake Trailhead (Trail #14)
Palmer Creek Trailhead (Lost Cabin #2)
Grizzly Bear Creek Trailhead (Trail #7)
Little Spearfish Trailhead (Trail #80)
Iron Mountain Trailhead (Trail #16)
Iron Creek East Trailhead (Trail #15)
Big Pine Trailhead (Centennial #89)
Old Baldy Trailhead (Trail #66)
More South Dakota Recreation Areas
Access for the Ages
With several national icons nestled among the pines of the Black Hills National Forest, this Island in the Plains serves as the backdrop for these symbols of America. Specialized campgrounds, roaded recreation opportunities and a system of trails connecting communities, showcase this Forest that provides user friendly access to year round family activities. Together the attractive features of the Black Hills National Forest, Custer State Park, and area National Parks, Memorials, and Monuments are the foundation for the local recreation economies.
Amid the splendid scenery of the Black Hills National Forest are 11 reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, 26 picnic areas, 2 scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,000 acres of wilderness, 353 miles of trails, and much more.
Use the sidebar menu on the left or right: find an area/find an activity to learn about all the different ways you can enjoy the outdoors in the Black Hills National Forest.