New Trailhead Parking near Warren Peak Lookout

Release Date: Jul 12, 2018  

Contact(s): Beth Doten, (605) 440-0263


Sundance, WY – The U.S. Forest Service has completed the construction of a  parking  area for visitors to load and unload Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) on the Bearlodge Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, near Sundance, Wyoming.

The new motorized vehicle trailhead parking lot was recently completed northeast of Warren Peak Lookout in the Bear Lodge Mountains.

The approximate ½ acre parking area, with a gravel surface, was constructed to provide the public a place to park off of Forest Service Road 838.

“This new parking lot gives users room to load and unload their motorized vehicles, safely, while preventing erosion to the native soils and ground,” said Greg Bohls, North Zone Engineer, Black Hills National Forest.

Wyoming State Trails Program provided the funding for the parking site and hauling of gravel. They also contributed funds towards buck and rail fence materials for the perimeter and a new trail kiosk which will be installed by the Forest Service Bearlodge recreation crew in the near future. A rock perimeter will also be placed around the new parking area.

“Having partners like the WY State Trails program allows us to complete priority projects by maximizing our funding and staffing efforts in a collaborative effort to provide services and opportunities,” said John Kelley, North Zone Recreation/Lands Manager, Black Hills National Forest. “This new parking area will help to provide a safe and quality recreational experience for Forest visitors.”

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills.

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