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South Dakota
Black Hills & Badlands Region
Black Hills National Forest
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST
25041 N Highway 16
Custer, South Dakota   57730

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Black Hills National Forest
'Spearfish Canyon Drive'

Black Hills National Forest
'Spearfish Canyon Drive'

Black Hills National Forest
'Spearfish Canyon Drive'

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Black Hills National Forest

Spearfish Canyon

The name "Black Hills" comes from the Lakota words Paha Sapa, which mean "hills that are black". Seen from a distance, these pine-covered hills, rising several thousand feet above the surrounding prairie, appear black. The Black Hills are in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, covering an area 125 miles long and 65 wide. They encompass rugged rock formations, canyons and gulches, open grassland parks, tumbling streams, deep blue lakes, and unique caves.<br><br>Amid the splendid scenery are 11 reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, 26 picnic areas, 2 scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,605 acres of wilderness, over 450 miles of trails, and much more.
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Heritage Village
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Beaver Lake Campground
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Big Pine Campground
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Custer/Crazy Horse Campground
1116 North 5th Street
Custer, SD


Custer Mt. Rushmore KOA
12021 US Hwy 16
Custer, SD


Custers Gulch Campground
25112 Golden Valley Road
Custer, SD


Flintstone's Bedrock City Campground
232 Mt. Rushmore Road
Custer, SD
605-673-4664


Fort Welikit Family Campground
24992 Sylvan Lake Road
Custer, SD


French Creek RV Park
144 South 4th Street
Custer, SD
605-673-3727


Crooked Creek Resort
PO Box 603
Hill City, SD


Horse Thief Resort
24391 Highway 87
Hill City, SD


Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA
12620 Highway 244
Hill City, SD


Rafter J Bar Ranch
US Highway 16
Hill City, SD


Kemps Kamp
1022 Old Hill City Road
Keystone, SD


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Primary access is from I90 north of Rapid City and US Highways 16 and 385 to the west and south of Rapid City, the office is located on the west side of Highway 16. See our <a href="http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/blackhills/images/maps/BasicForest.jpg">map</A> for help in getting there.

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