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Blacktail ATV Trails

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Black Tail Trails, Bear Lodge Mountains, Black Hills National Forest, Bearlodge Ranger District, Taylor Divide, Hershey Creek, Deckeman Ridge, Little Creek, Sherrard Hill, Warren Peak

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in the Black Hills National Forest, this area has over 20 miles of ATV trails. The trails are generally open around mid May but may open later in the summer due to snow. Camping can be found at nearby Cook Lake which offers 32 sites, a stocked lake and around four miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesWY ORV Permit
Dates OpenMay 15 - December 15
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoAll non-residents must purchase a Wyoming ORV permit.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $18.00
RV: $18.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Cook Lake Campground Fee

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySundance, WY
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From: Gillette, WY
1) Take I-90 east to exit 154
2) Turn right (north) onto US-14, continue 26 miles
3) Turn left (north) onto WY-24, continue 14 miles
4) Turn right (south-east) onto CR-209/Blacktail County Road, continue about 9 miles
5) Turn right (south) onto Forest Service Road 849, continue .25 miles
6) Staging area is on the left (east).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBlack Hills National Forest - Bearlodge Ranger District
101 S. 21st Street
Sundance, WY 82729
(307) 283-1361
mailroom_r2_black_hills@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoWyoming Department of State Parks
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323
(877) 996-7275
state.parks.parks@wyo.gov
wyoparks.state.wy.us
CommentWyoming ORV Permit Info

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4600 to 5500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
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 little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Sundance Travel Center (307) 283-1200
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Sundance Travel Center (307) 283-1200
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Cook Lake Campground (307) 283-1361
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Devils Tower KOA (307) 467-5395 or (800) 562-5785
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Devils Tower KOA (307) 467-5395 or (800) 562-5785
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Cook Lake Campground (307) 283-1361
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Sundance Travel Center (307) 283-1200
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