Strawberry Recreation Site

  • Overview

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    Need a break from your drive and/or looking for a quick day excursion to the Forest? Strawberry is located approximately five miles south of Lead and Deadwood, SD off US Highway 385. This recreation area has picnic and tent camping sites. (Tent camping is allowed at four out of the five picnic sites here). A paved sidewalk takes you to a nearby small pond with fishing platforms. Restroom facilities are available, however there is no potable water. There is a day-use ($5/vehicle/day) and camping fee ($16.50/night) that is collected by the Forest’s Concessionaire, Forest Recreation Management, Inc. (Photo by Brad Carlson, Black Hills National Forest/USDA FS)

  • Strawberry Layout

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    Reservations are not available for Strawberry. Sites are available first come, first served. See the layout of the Strawberry to find your perfect picnic and/or tent camping spot.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Strawberry Recreation Site closes each year during the Off Season.
Rentals & Guides: none
Fees: See Day-Use fee information; Off-Season camping information
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Deadwood
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire Forest Recreation Management

General Information


To access Strawberry Picnic Area from Lead or Deadwood, travel south on US Highway 385 for approximately five miles.

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