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Black Hills National Forest, Custer

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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. Use our Custer trip builder to arrange your visit to Black Hills National Forest and other attractions in Custer.
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  • There are two great reasons to visit here. 1. The beautiful landscape. 2. The wild buffalo. Its nice because if you are not a hiker you can drive around and stop at outlook areas. If you are a hiker, ...  more »
  • We stopped in to get stamps in our National Parks passport and to see if the Forest Service had anything like the Junior Ranger program. It was empty save for the one young employee (with short dark h...  more »
  • If I could say gorgeous 1000 times it wouldn't be enough. Plan several days here exploring nature, hiking, climbing and taking in the scenery. This is a must see!  more »