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Friday, April 28, 2023
Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, Wall Ranger District, Hurley Butte, White River, Badlands
|Last Known Status||Open|
This remote location offers about 480 acres of open play areas and several smooth, designated hardpacked 4x4 trails to explore. The terrain primarily consists of flat, open prairie grasslands but there are some steep and rugged hillclimbs if you are looking for a challenge.
The area is open year-round but during spring thaw or wet weather the soil can get very muddy and should be avoided since there are no trees or large rocks to attach a winch should you get stuck.
Camping is permitted and there is plenty of turnaround room for large trailers. There is no fee charged for camping or riding but there are no amenities except for an informational kiosk located near the main entrance. Bring shade and water.
Badlands Grocery is located about 6 miles east in the town of Interior. The town also has a couple cafes that include the Wagon Wheel, Cowboy Corner (lunch on weekdays, dinner on Friday and Saturday), and the Horseshoe Bar. Badlands/White River KOA is just 10 miles away and offers a full service campground with RV sites, cabins, pool, store, food service for breakfast and dinner, and propane sales.
|Other ATV Stickers Accepted||Unknown|
|Spark Arrestor||Yes||A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.|
|Whip Flags||Not Required|
|Maximum Vehicle Width||No Restriction|
|Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes||Permitted|
|UTV & SXS||Permitted|
|SUVs & Jeeps (registered)||Permitted|
|Dune Buggy & Sand Rail|
|2 Stroke Engines||No Restriction|
|Camping||No Restriction||(camp anywhere)|
|Approx Size||480 acres (1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2400 to 2450 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards assumed marked but use caution)|
|Gasoline||1-5 Miles (E)||Cowboy Corner (605) 433-5333|
|Diesel||1-5 Miles (E)||Cowboy Corner (605) 433-5333|
|Water||1-5 Miles (E)||Badlands Motel and Campground (800) 388-4643|
|RV Hookup||1-5 Miles (E)||Badlands Motel and Campground (800) 388-4643|
|RV Disposal||1-5 Miles (E)||Badlands Motel and Campground (800) 388-4643|
|Campground||5-20 Miles (E)||Cedar Pass Campground (605) 433-5460|
|Conv Store||1-5 Miles (E)||Cowboy Corner (605) 433-5333|
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
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|Nearest City||Interior, SD|
|From: Rapid City, SD
1) Take I-90 East to Exit 110
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp onto SR-240, continue about 11 miles
3) Turn right (south) onto CR-C509/Conta Road, continue about 9 miles
4) Turn left (east) onto SR-44, continue about 5 miles
5) Staging area is on the left (north).
|Contact Info||Buffalo Gap National Grasslands - Wall Ranger District|
708 Main Street
Wall, SD 57790