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
I had no idea that South Dakota had such a treasure. Stunning vista after vista, all well served by road and trail, all as unobtrusive as possible, and with a lot of visible wildlife. This is a... more »
great area to relax. area is very scenic and great for photos no matter the time of year with less people 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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