Due to recent snow and continued rain in the forecast, the Black Hills National Forest will delay opening of certain seasonally closed roads. Seasonally closed roads generally open on May 15th each year but concern for resource damage due to current and expected conditions will delay the opening date. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3838093
Please use caution when entering the Wilderness. At any given time, trees can fall without warning.
Many of the trails located within the Black Elk Wilderness are cleared in early summer time, but the number of downed trees across trails can change in an instant from storms passing over the Black Elk Wilderness. Remember to Look Up, Look Down and Be Aware of Your Surroundings!