Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota Camping & Hiking

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Activities

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

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

South Dakota Campgrounds

IRON CREEK HORSE CAMP

SUMMIT RIDGE LOOKOUT CABIN

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

South Dakota Hiking Trails

South Boxelder Trailhead

Dougherty Trailhead

Blacktail Trailhead

Iron Creek West Trailhead (Trail #15)

Horsethief Lake Trailhead (Trail #14)

Antelope Springs Trailhead

Dalton Lake Trailhead

Willow Creek Trailhead

Palmer Creek Trailhead (Lost Cabin #2)

Red Lake Trailhead

Coon Hollow Trailhead

Grizzly Bear Creek Trailhead (Trail #7)

Piedmont Trailhead

Hawkwright Trailhead

Samelius Trailhead

Schroeder Trailhead

Ogden Creek Trailhead

Silver City Trailhead

Shanks Trailhead

Little Spearfish Trailhead (Trail #80)

Riley Hill Trailhead

Veterans Point Picnic Area

Ditch Creek Trailhead

Dakota Point Trailhead

Calumet Trailhead

Coal Ridge Trailhead

Iron Mountain Trailhead (Trail #16)

North Shore Trailhead

Kinney Canyon Trailhead

Pilot Knob Trailhead

Bluebird Trailhead

Boulder Hill Trailhead

Veterans Point Fishing Pier

Gold Run Trailhead

Richardson Trailhead

Spring Creek Trailhead

Custer Trail Trailhead

Iron Creek East Trailhead (Trail #15)

Brush Creek Trailhead

Big Pine Trailhead (Centennial #89)

Old Baldy Trailhead (Trail #66)

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Black Hills National Forest

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.

Non-Motorized Trail Strategy