Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota

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Bear Butte State Park Reviews
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  • Whenever we are in the Hills...this is must see for me. I love the Butte, the Bison and the icon barn. I am never disappointed  more »
  • The park rangers were so willing to share information and answer questions. Do not miss the opportunity to experience this sacred place.  more »
  • Hiked to the top. Trails are decent shape(may slide on the loose rock in a few places). Very windy that day and fires from Canada made it hazy, not great for photos. A few benches on the trail to rest...  more »
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  • Nice park. Fair fishing in lake. Has walleye and pike.
  • Small lake with a beautiful backdrop. Close to Sturgis.
  • Really nice views and very friendly staff at the educational center. Also the price power vehicles is very reasonable for a state park. The hike is not bad if you are reasonably in shape, and the pay off is worth it. Some of the best views in the area from the top because there are no obstructions. All the way up the views are great.
  • Park Staff is very friendly. This is a sacred area for the Native Americans so please respect it. Basic lakeside camping available for $11.67 a night. Great view from top of the Mountain. Excellent trail. Caution, there are Buffalo in the park :)
  • Excellent hike, just don't go at the hottest part of the day when it's 102 degrees if you are already dehydrated and hungover.
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