Explore the pristine nature of one of North America's most scenic wilderness areas at Black Hills National Forest. Covering over 5,000 sq km (1,931 sq mi), the forest offers breathtaking views, miles of waterways and hiking trails, abundant wildlife, diverse landscapes, and everything else you need for a great time outdoors. The area also features several historical sights, numerous camping grounds and picnic areas, as well as fishing reservoirs. If you don’t have the time for a longer stay, you can enjoy the scenery just as much by driving the forest's scenic byways. Entering the forest area is free of charge, but there are fees for using certain facilities. Put Black Hills National Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Custer online travel planner.
Black Hills National Forest reviews
My son and I enjoyed the Black Hills while visiting Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park. It was awesome to see. I’m from Michigan where there are a lot of trees and State Parks but... more »
We visited during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, is the park was very busy. Even so, the drive through the park was quite enjoyable, worth doing if you’re around more »
South Dakota has such wonderful nature! Black Hills definitely lives up to that. Wonderful scenery. Lots of roads with lots of things to do. I could easily spend a month doing now things each day! 10/10. Would extremely recommend. Even to just drive through, let alone staying for a while. 👍
A gorgeous oasis in the middle of a moonscape. Drive here and you will understand. The Black Hills are called beautiful for a reason. Lots of history here and tons of fun things to do.
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