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Black Hills National Forest

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You’ve got to see it for yourself! Scenery, animals, colors! Nice loop to drive. Unique beauty. Be... read more

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Julie G
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Great scenery

On our drive through this part of the state we saw the beautiful Black Hills and quite a bit of... read more

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Peter F
Staten Island, New York
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This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
Custer, SD 57730
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You’ve got to see it for yourself! Scenery, animals, colors! Nice loop to drive. Unique beauty. Be sure to enter from the Reservation.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed yesterday

On our drive through this part of the state we saw the beautiful Black Hills and quite a bit of wildlife.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like looking at mountain and canyon landscape, this is the place to go. Beautiful scenic drive through the Badlands on our way to Mt Rushmore. You can spend several hours on this drive, sometimes getting out to walk (on boardwalk type trails), or...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw lots of amazing scenery and wildlife: buffaloes, prairie dogs, butterflies, coyote, deer, elk. It was spectacular.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Black Hills national Forest is a flag ship of the national forest system. The very first timber sale took place on the Black Hills national Forest and it has been an actively managed forest ever since. The roads and trails are very accessible and it’s...More

Thank Franklin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the black Hills you will be in and out of this National Forest with lost to see. Animals are always roaming around and plenty to do for the whole family.

Thank larrya762
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see and do in this area that it's hard to begin. The mountains are beautiful, and you will probably see some wildlife along the way.

Thank AlabamaCountryGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are unbelievable! You drive with anticipation about what you will see around the next corner. I bet with snow on the ground it is that much more spectacular!

Thank Glenda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost the entirety of this area in South Dakota is made up of the Black Hills National Forest. You get a real sense of the beauty of this country when you drive through it.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views of beautiful South Dakota! I can’t help but love what’s around the next corner. Enjoy!!

Thank Craig M
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9 September 2018|
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Response from seaglith | Reviewed this property |
There are always buffalo someplace in Custer State Park. The annual buffalo roundup is the last weekend in Sept, so there will be buffalo in the corrals for a few days after that for vaccination and sorting before most of... More
Tammy J
13 August 2018|
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Response from Michelle L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Restrooms are available. We went in July. I tell you what.....the restrooms were VERY clean! Always smelled like they had just been cleaned!!! Very impressed
10 August 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Take the main hi way from RapidCity east to Wall the loop stars there!!!