Geospatial Data

The Black Hills National Forest provides a wealth of geographic informational maps for recreational, scientific, and administrative purposes.   Browse the side bar on the right to view all of our maps and data.  Contact us at (605) 673-9200 for more maps.

 Example of a GIS Map (Soils)

Download Instructions

Images and metadata files are in Adobe PDF format, but other files are in winzip executable format. The winzip files include an ESRI shapefile(s). Save the winzip executable file to a temporary folder, and then double click on the filename, enter a destination folder and choose "unzip." 

NOTE: All GIS Data obtained from this site is in the UTM Projection, Zone 13, NAD83, Units Meters.   



The Forest Service uses the most current and complete data available. GIS data and product accuracy may vary. They may be developed from sources of differing accuracy, accurate only at certain scales, based on modeling or interpretation, incomplete while being created or revised, etc. Using GIS products for purposes other than those for which they were created may yield inaccurate or misleading results. The Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update, modify, or replace, GIS products without notification. For more information, contact us at (605) 673-9200.