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Black Hills National Forest

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Custer, SD 57730
+1 800-732-5682
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Walked in through Custer State Park

We actually entered the Black Hills on trail 4 to 9 through Custer State Park on the way to Harney... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bjm1271
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Fire

Despite the damage caused by the fire the hills are so gorgeous in winter. Seeing the snow-covered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daninstlouis
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black hills” (176 reviews)
“beautiful area” (24 reviews)
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Custer, SD 57730
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+1 800-732-5682

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We actually entered the Black Hills on trail 4 to 9 through Custer State Park on the way to Harney Peak. It is beautiful, the trees and rock formations. So many picture opportunities. It is something like 13,000 acres. See some of my other reviews...More

Thank bjm1271
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the damage caused by the fire the hills are so gorgeous in winter. Seeing the snow-covered Rock speak out through the trees even in the devastated areas was simply gorgeous. If you've never been out here in Winter I highly recommend it.

Thank daninstlouis
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many small sights throughout the forest so it's well worth a slow drive to take them all in.

Thank chmeee5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will not name attractions in this overview, you can get on line to find them. This national forest is 1.2 million acres of easily accessed fun of all kinds and we go here regularly to hike, bicycle, ride ATV's, scenic drives, fishing, boating, swimming,...More

Thank Gr8Trek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful, scenic view, drive. We took a charter bus/van and were very glad we did. Part of the reason the charter was a better experience was if you do not know the area, the driver does! We saw a multitude of animals and...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Grab your camera and some comfortable shoes and clothing and expect to be surrounded by nature at it's best.

Thank PBenja
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I have wanted to visit Mount Rushmore since I was a kid. We finally got to go and we loved it. In addition to seeing Mt. Rushmore, getting to see the Black Hills was also very cool. We got to feed wild donkeys carrots that...More

Thank acsims
Reviewed 27 October 2017

What a wonderful place to come to for a refreshing time with nature. Many trails to walk and a non ending entertainment of beauty and wildlife. Streams, lakes, mountains and trees offering gorgeous fall colors.

Thank Peg R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We actually talked about moving to South Dakota after our visit. It is the most beautiful place. Perfect for nature observation and reflecting or just for a walk to clear your head.

Thank Sabine J
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Wildlife, stunning scenery, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands in or near the Black Hills National Forest. We were there in October and had great Fall Colors.

Thank ballhawg
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skyeisthebest
10 August 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Take the main hi way from RapidCity east to Wall the loop stars there!!!
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noelbert
23 May 2016|
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Response from Gr8Trek | Reviewed this property |
Try Grizzly Creek Campground on Highway 16A south of Keystone. It is a Forest Service, concessionaire operated area with vault toilets and water hydrants. It is within 2 miles of Keystone and 1 miles of Mount Rushmore and 8... More
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Karlene M
6 April 2016|
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Response from Fidel B | Reviewed this property |
From Interstate 90 @ Rapid City, take exit 57 southbound for about two miles. Turn left on St. Josephs Street, go three blocks and turn right onto Mt.Rushmore Rd./ Rt. 16. Go about 17 miles and take Rt. 16A, 16A will bring... More
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