The Black Hills National Forest is located in western South Dakota.
Where is this Forest?

 

The Black Hills are in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, covering an area 125 miles long and 65 miles wide. Enjoy yourself while viewing the many rugged rock formations, canyons and gulches, open grassland parks, tumbling streams, and deep blue lakes.

Millions of visitors come to the Black Hills each year to experience the rich and diverse heritage.

 

Meeker RanchIron Creek Trail #15Youth Natural Resource ProgramSmokey Bear at Northern Hills CinemaPactola Reservoir ComplexSummit Ridge Lookout CabinSpearfish Canyon

 

Forest Happenings

 

Plan Your Visit to the Black Hills National Forest Got a Map? Need a Recreation Pass?

 


 

Black Hills National Forest Campground Prospectus

Final Erratum for Black Hills National Forest Campground Prospectus, June 19, 2014

The Black Hills National Forest is offering a prospectus for a special use permit for operation and maintenance of 30 Campgrounds, 14 Picnic Grounds, 7 Boat Launches, 4 swim beaches, and 2 Accessible Fishing Areas.  More Information

Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project

Mountain Pine Beetle RODThe Forest is working to manage populations of mountain pine beetle (MPB) and to help protect communities, watersheds, and natural resources from wildfire by treating hazardous fuels. See the Black Hills National Forest Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project DecisionREAD News Release

Bear Lodge Project

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) & Travel Management

Purchase the 2014 Motorized Trail Permit Online


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Check out a Virtual Tour Video of the Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower

Black Hills National Forest QR Code

Mount Roosevelt Virtual Tour QR-Code

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Recent News


Features

ForestPhoto

Summer Flowers

Check out our companion media site! ForestPhoto.com allows you to search, browse, and download BKNF photos, videos, documents, and audio files.


Watch Out For Dead Trees

mountain pine beetle

Have fun, but look up, look down, look all around, and beware of falling dead trees. The mountain pine beetle epidemic is spreading in the Black Hills, even as foresters work to address the situation.

Spotlights

The Black Hills Regional Mountain Pine Beetle Strategy

Custer Peak Aerial Photo

A 5 year strategy that identifies the response to the current mountain pine beetle in both WY, SD Signatures

Gold Mountain Mine - the last mine standing

Gold Mountain Mine

LEARN about the only gold mining site left on the Forest with a standing mill frame.

 




Interested in Volunteering?

Forest Service Volunteer Belt Buckle

Learn about many volunteer opportunities available on the Black Hills and across the country! Click Here

Forest Service Job Outreaches

Lookout Tower Employee

Interested in a career with the Forest Service? Check out the latest FS job openings available across the country on USAJOBS.