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Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota

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  • Be sure to go into the small museum and check out all of the Native American history. The attendant was very informative and kind. We really enjoyed the hike up the mountain. The scenery was beautiful...  more »
  • Absolutely love Bear Butte!! I live 20minutes from here and made multiple trips up Bear Butte since childhood. The view is amazing you can see forever,, great view of the a Black Hills and the plains....  more »
  • We were not looking for amenities, but just wanted a quiet campground, and this was very nice. The campground host was very friendly. It was early in the Spring, and there were only 2 campers and the ...  more »
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  • Love hiking here! It's a beautiful mountain, and the hundreds of prayer scarves hanging from the trees help impart the spiritual significance of the place. Only complaint: the interpretive information is terrible. The signs are hard to read and don't really include any helpful information. I'd like to see better signs, or none at all.
  • Really amazing park. Beautiful scenery all around. Worth a stop if you are in the area. Can get very hot in the summer though, bring lots of water. Also watch out for the rattlesnakes lurking in the grass.
  • Truly outstanding view. Absolutely beautiful hike.
  • Time of Solitude, of praying, of giving thanks, admiring the beautiful land of the Oglala, Crazy Horse's People. My favorite hiking place.
  • This one is truly a gem among SD's state parks. The trails are nicely kept, the landscape is spectacular, and the facilities are well maintained. It is easy to walk up Bear Butte in just a few hours, getting a nice overview of the surroundings and landscape. Definitely worth a look, especially after having been to Custer State Park (and having gotten their one week State Park Admission).