Hell Canyon Ranger District


  • Hell Canyon Ranger District

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    1019 N. 5th Street
    Custer, SD 57730
    Phone: (605) 673-9200
    Fax: (605) 673-9350
    Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
    Located north of Custer on the west side of Highway 16.

    1225 Washington Blvd.
    Newcastle, WY 82701
    Phone: (307) 746-2782
    Fax: (307) 746-2870
    Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

  • Overview

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    The Hell Canyon Ranger District manages approximately 440,000 acres of the Black Hills National Forest. The District currently has a permanent workforce of 60 employees, with an additional 30 seasonal employees hired during the summer field season. One third of the employees work out of an office in Newcastle, WY, 36 miles west of Custer; all other employees work out of Custer, SD.

    The district has a multiple use program including ponderosa pine management, range, fire, fuels, lands, minerals, wildlife, heritage resources, recreation and wilderness.

    The district manages the Black Elk Wilderness and the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve within the Black Hills National Forest.

  • Nearby Communities

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    Learn about communities located in the southern Black Hills, including Custer, SD & Newcastle, WY where the Hell Canyon Ranger District offices are located.

  • Highlights

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    #HellCanyonRD Highlights (Twitter feed link)