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Black Hills National Forest

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Custer, SD 57730
+1 800-732-5682
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The needle highway!

The needles highway is really cool place to see or to drive through! We were lucky enough that we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helia_linne
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Living in the wild

We lived for 19 years on property surrounded by National Forest. All visitors commented on how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
seaglith
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Custer, South Dakota
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This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful area” (24 reviews)
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Custer, SD 57730
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+1 800-732-5682
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"spearfish canyon"
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"beautiful area"
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"south dakota"
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"hill city"
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"back roads"
in 7 reviews
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"rapid city"
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"bring your camera"
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"bison"
in 38 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"road trip"
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"every turn"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The needles highway is really cool place to see or to drive through! We were lucky enough that we saw mountain goat really close in the favorite tunnel! Around the tunnel were also bunch of marmots what we were glad to see. While we were...More

Thank Helia_linne
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived for 19 years on property surrounded by National Forest. All visitors commented on how peaceful it was. Wildlife was plentiful, deer, bald eagles, wild turkeys, elk, birds, and numerous small animals, sometimes cute, sometimes annoying. Living in the Black Hills allowed us to...More

Thank seaglith
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Hills National Forest is one of the oldest mountain ranges in North America and its once-towering peaks have now eroded to perhaps half their original height, but the beauty of this national forest remains beautifully pristine. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Devil's Tower, Custer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful jeep safari through the park, saw deer and elk and lots of bison including a new born. Just a beautiful spot.

Thank Time2travel2OS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come here I find a new spot to see and enjoy. The entire area is beautiful and needs to be seen to be appreciated

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s absolutely gorgeous there. Can’t wait to go back, hopefully for a longer stay next time. Green trees everywhere, wildlife, fresh air. What a wonderful escape from city living.

Thank reneegua1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I so enjoyed our drive through the winding roads of this forest. At points we could see Mt. Rushmore off in the distance. We hiked a bit to an overview - so beautiful.

Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Hills National Forest contains many sites to visit including Mount Rushmore. Lots of wildlife. We saw a wild buffalo grazing at a picnic site. Some of the scenery has been altered by a large forest fire which killed many trees and animals.

1  Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is stunningly beautiful. At every turn and corner there is something to see. Don't miss visiting the Black Hills. You won't be disappointed. We cant wait to visit again!

Thank meda_11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expansive forest filled with wildlife and scenery for miles. Highly recommend this forest. The landscape changes before your eyes. Bring your camera, you cannot take a bad picture in the Black Hills.

Thank R P
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skyeisthebest
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!!!
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noelbert
24 May 2016|
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Response from Gr8Trek | Reviewed this property |
Try Grizzly Creek Campground on Highway 16A south of Keystone. It is a Forest Service, concessionaire operated area with vault toilets and water hydrants. It is within 2 miles of Keystone and 1 miles of Mount Rushmore and 8... More
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Karlene M
7 April 2016|
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Response from Fidel B | Reviewed this property |
From Interstate 90 @ Rapid City, take exit 57 southbound for about two miles. Turn left on St. Josephs Street, go three blocks and turn right onto Mt.Rushmore Rd./ Rt. 16. Go about 17 miles and take Rt. 16A, 16A will bring... More
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