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Many Campgrounds Still Open On S.D.’s Black Hills

Black Hills National Forest

While the main camping season on the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota, which typically runs Memorial Day through Labor Day, has come to a close, many campgrounds remain open for public use after the regular season.

According to the Rapid City Journal, campgrounds that remain open in the off-season are first come, first serve. Online reservations are not available. There is a 14-day stay limit in any 60-day consecutive period that applies.

At most campgrounds, water systems have been shut down to prevent freeze damage, and garbage collection is discontinued.

On the Bearlodge Ranger District, the Sundance Horse camp has 10 sites open. Camping is available at the Reuter, Bearlodge and Sundance Horse camp for $10 per night.

On the Northern Hills Ranger District, winter camping is available at the C-loop at Roubaix Lake Campground, three sites remain open outside the gate at Boxelder Forks Campground, and Rod and Gun and Timon Campgrounds will remain open until Dec. 1 or until conditions prevent access to sites. There are no fees and no services provided at these sites during the winter.

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