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Alerts & Notices


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  • Please Use Caution When Entering the Black Elk Wilderness

    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!