Buffalo Gap National Grassland


Buffalo Gap National Grassland Landscape

This area is divided into two areas located in southern South Dakota.  One area is south and northeast of Hot Springs and the other is south and west of Wall.  There are few developed recreation sites, but plenty of space for all kinds of recreational opportunities.

Two people walk in tall grass in a wide open prarie A small creek meanders through the grass Dry grass on a grassland plain Overlooking a very green prairie

General Information

General Notes:

There is only one small developed recreation area on the Buffalo Gap National Grassland.  The National Grassland Visitor Center is located in Wall, South Dakota.  This site provides the history behind the system of the National Grasslands located across the West.

While there is only one developed campground, there are plenty of open spaces to camp.  Bring your horse, your bicycle or your OHV and spend some quiet time in the wide open spaces of the Grassland.

Recreation Map

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