Black Hills National Forest, Custer

#2 of 29 in Wildlife in South Dakota
Forest · National Park
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.
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  • Because of my job we visited in January, but don't let that keep you from visiting. Some of the areas attractions are closed for the season. But you can still see beautiful mountains, wildlife, fun....  more »
  • We loved driving around the Black Hills National Forest. It was so beautiful! The weather was absolutely perfect during the beginning of August.  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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