BLACK HILLS NAT'L FOREST INFO

TRAIL MAPS FOR FOREST USE

Contact the office of the USFS in Custer at 605-673-9200 for a black-and-white map of the Black Hills forest.

NEED A COLORED PRINTER

Also, there is a link for a colored, quick print for certain areas offering trails and forest roads at www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills.

LOCATED NEAR MAP #8

Mad Mountain Summer Adventures is located nearest to map #8 on the USFS quick print page.

MAPS AVAILABLE FROM OUR OFFICE

We are fine-tuning our own map specific to our immediate riding area. Stop in and pick one up!

GAME, FISH, PARKS

The Game, Fish, Parks or GFP is a South Dakota state department. This department is the one to contact for any hunting or fishing licenses.

UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE

The United States Forest Service, or USFS, is in charge of and manages the Black Hills National Forest in SD and WY.

FOREST UPDATES FOR 2012

There is a map available for the forest use with updates on the Forest Service website at:

www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

LICENSES FOR ATVS/OHVS

Every Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) that will utilize non-paved and paved county roads to access the forest trails and "forest roads-open to all" will need to be a licensed vehicle.

PROOF OF INSURANCE

Also, proof of insurance will need to be carried along with a valid drivers license. If the machine is not licensed in your own state for use on public roads, our local county Treasurer can assist you at 605-578-1862.

LINK TO ATV/OHV REGULATIONS

There is information at this link

www.gfp.sd.gov/to-do/atv/rules-regulations.aspx

ONLINE TRAIL PERMITS (STICKERS) FOR ATVS

The US Forest Service has a trail permit that will need to be displayed on every ATV that operates on the forest trails or forest roads. This permit sticker is available online for $25.00 for an annual permit at:

www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

IN-PERSON TRAIL PERMITS

These forest permits are available at the Pactola Lake Visitors Center, south of our location along Hwy 385, about 20 minutes. Also, during business hours from any Forest Service office in Rapid City, Custer, or Spearfish.

Locations

Schedule

    • 8:00 4:30
      December 15th to March 30th
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      (opening and closing dates depend on weather)
    • 8:00 5:00
      April 1st to June 15
    • 8:00 5:00
      June 15 to August 15
    • 8:00 5:00
      August 16 to October 15
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      (opening and closing dates depend on weather)