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Black Hills National Forest

Sunday, January 26, 2014
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 Status Closed For Season
DESCRIPTION

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 City Sturgis, 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
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
TERRAIN
Square Miles 1875
Miles Of Trail 500
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 4500 to 6000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has many trees.Many
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The trail has few water crossings.Few
Single Track This national forest has some single track trails.Some
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has some expert terrain.Some
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes Black Hills National Forest Motorized Trail Permit
Dates Open May 15 - December 15
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Some Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Some Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Some 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 Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited riders must stay on trail
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($20.00 per rider)
one week permit, annual permit $25
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Comment Forest Service campround fees range from $10-$20/night
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (N) Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital (605) 722-6101
Gasoline Gasoline Sturgis, SD
Diesel Diesel Sturgis, SD
Potable Water Water On Site Mystic Hills Campground (605) 584-4713
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site Mystic Hills Campground (605) 584-4713
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site Mystic Hills Campground (605) 584-4713
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store Sturgis, SD
Swimming Swim Area On Site Roubaix Lake Beach
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (S) Pactola Lake North Boat Ramp (605) 343-8755
CONTACTS
Contact Info Black Hills National Forest
1019 N. 5th Street
Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-9200
bit.ly
Contact Info Nemo Guest Ranch
12737 Guest Ranch Loop
Nemo, SD 57759
(605) 578-2708
(605) 578-1638
nemo@nemoguestranch.com
www.nemoguestranch.com
Contact Info Mystic Hills Campground
21766 Custer Peak Road
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 584-4794
reservations@mystichillshideaway.com
www.mystichillshideaway.com
Contact Info Black Hills Off-road Rentals, LLC
Custer Peak Road
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 770-1737
(605) 584-4777
info@blackhillsoffroadrentals.com
www.blackhillsoffroadrentals.com
Comment ATV rentals
Contact Info Mt. Meadow Store & Campground
11321 Gillette Prairie Road
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2636
mtmeadowsresort.com
Comment campground and ATV rentals
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Black Hills National Forest Trail

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Black Hills National Forest Trail Photo

Black Hills National Forest Trail

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Black Hills National Forest Trail

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Black Hills National Forest Trail

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