Bearlodge Ranger District
Bearlodge Ranger District encompasses the northern portion of the Black Hills on the Wyoming side. It has an office located in Sundance, WY. Click Here for office hours, contact information, location.
In the immediate vicinity is trout fishing, access to over 300 miles of snowmobile trails, hunting, hiking and camping. Forest Service campgrounds near Sundance are Cook Lake, Reuter, and Sundance Trailhead. Game species on the district include white-tailed and mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Merriam’s turkey and Ruffed grouse.
A special attraction located near the Bearlodge RD includes Devils Tower National Monument, featured in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," is located 27 miles northwest of Sundance. There is also a Wyoming State Park at Keyhole Reservoir 19 miles west on Interstate 90. Inyan Kara, a historic and sacred American Indian site, is also nearby.
Other area recreation facilities and attractions available are the: Crook County Museum, Crook County Art Gallery, Ranch A, D.C. Booth Historical Fish Hatchery, Matthew's Opera House, Black Hills Passion Play, Thoen Stone Monument, High Plains Heritage Center; Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center-BHSU; Bear Butte State Park, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and downhill and cross country skiing.
The Bearlodge District totals about 200,000 acres in the northern part of the Black Hills within the State of Wyoming. Timber harvest and related vegetation management / fuels reduction activity is the largest resource programs on the district, zone and forest. Average annual timber offer is about 10 million board feet.
The district also has very active programs in lands and minerals, wildlife habitat improvement, recreation, cultural resources, and livestock grazing. Game species on the district include white-tailed and mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Merriam’s turkey and ruffed grouse.