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Black Hills, South Dakota

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Black Hills National Forest is located in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres (5,066 kmĀ²) and is managed by the Forest Service. Forest headquarters are located in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger district offices in Custer, Rapid City, and Spearfish in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming.Predominantly ponderosa pine, the forest also includes hard woods like aspen, bur oak, and birch. The lower elevations include grassland prairie, but the National Forest System lands encompass most of the mountainous region known as the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Within the forest is Black Elk Peak which is the tallest mountain in South Dakota and the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States.
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  • We went back to the Black Hills again this summer, stayed six nights in the camper cabins at Stockade Lake inside Custer SP. Great place to recharge the batteries while still getting out and about for...  more »
  • We wish we had planned to stay there longer, there's a lot to explore in this Black Hills area. After visiting Mount Rushmore National Park, we went to Custer State Park. On the way we saw the beautif...  more »
  • We went to the black hills this summer to see the Teton ,mount Rushmore,the pine trees,we went on picnics,some short walks a lot of sight seeing.  more »
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  • If your on a family road trip then the Black Hills is an absolute necessity for the traveling tourist. The countryside is picturesque, the surrounding towns have some fun attractions and the winding mountain road, complete with unique tunnels through the rock is a must see. If you have the time to spend, I recommend you spend it here for sure.
  • The visit was enjoyable. Although late in thee aeason and sdome venue a nd e ntrance areas were closed.
  • Mt Ranier is a must see, if only once, amazing workmen that accomplished this fete
  • Great vacation - clean, lots to see. Rapid City is nice. Can't say enough good things...people are great!
  • What a beautiful place ! Would love to spend more time here. The scenery and wildlife are spectacular. Crystal clear mountain lakes ! Definitely worth the trip.
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