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Black Hills National Forest

Friday, July 24, 2015

Alt Names

Pilot Knob Trailhead, South Boxelder Trailhead, Boxelder Forks Campground, Roubaix Lake Campground, Red Fern Trailhead, Shanks Quarry Trailhead, Dalton Lake Campground, Dalton Lake Trailhead, Redbank Spring Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

With many campgrounds, miles of ATV and motorcycle trails and numerous scenic views, the Black Hills National Forest is a premier offroad destination. Trails wind through deep woods to open meadows with many elevation changes. This place is huge, and may require several day to explore. Camping ranges from primitive sites to full service RV campgrounds with direct trail access. A permit is required for each rider which can be purchased online.

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LOCATION

Nearest CitySturgis, SD
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From: Sturgis, SD
1) Mystic Hills Campground (North-Western Access) Take 14A west 12.1 miles
2) Turn left (east) on US-85, continue 2 miles
3) Turn left (south) on US-385, continue 9.4 miles
4) Turn right (west) on Custer Peak Road, continue about 1 mile toward campground.

From Sturgis, SD
Dalton Lake Campground (North-Eastern Access)
1) Take I-90 east 12 miles to exit 44
2) Turn right (west) off exit ramp onto 218th St, continue about 50 yards
3) Turn left (south) on 1st Street, continue .9 miles
4) Turn right (west) on Main Street, continue 4 miles
5) Turn right (north) on NF-226, continue 2.2 miles
6) Turn left (west) on Dalton Lake Road, continue .6 miles
7) Campground is on the right (north).

From Rapid City, SD
Nemo Guest Ranch (Center Access)
1) Take CR-234/Nemo Road north-west about 10 miles
2) Ranch is on the left (west).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

QUALITY

RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days

TERRAIN

Square Miles1875
Miles Of Trail500
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4500 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesBlack Hills National Forest Motorized Trail Permit
Dates OpenMay 15 - December 15
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesSome Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($20.00 per rider)
one week permit, annual permit $25
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentForest Service campround fees range from $10-$20/night

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (N)Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital (605) 722-6101
Gasoline GasolineSturgis, SD
Diesel DieselSturgis, SD
Potable Water WaterOn SiteMystic Hills Campground (605) 584-4713
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteMystic Hills Campground (605) 584-4713
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteMystic Hills Campground (605) 584-4713
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreSturgis, SD
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteRoubaix Lake Beach
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Pactola Lake North Boat Ramp (605) 343-8755

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBlack Hills National Forest
1019 N. 5th Street
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-9200
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Contact InfoNemo Guest Ranch
12737 Guest Ranch Loop
Nemo, SD 57759
(605) 578-2708
(605) 578-1638
nemo@nemoguestranch.com
www.nemoguestranch.com
Contact InfoMystic Hills Campground
21766 Custer Peak Road
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 584-4794
reservations@mystichillshideaway.com
www.mystichillshideaway.com
Contact InfoBlack Hills Off-road Rentals, LLC
Custer Peak Road
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 770-1737
(605) 584-4777
info@blackhillsoffroadrentals.com
www.blackhillsoffroadrentals.com
CommentATV rentals
Contact InfoMt. Meadow Store & Campground
11321 Gillette Prairie Road
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2636
www.mtmeadow.com
Commentcampground and ATV rentals
Contact InfoBlack Hills Trailside Park Resort
24024 US Hwy 16/385
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-9079
reserve@trailsideparkresort.com
trailsideparkresort.com

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