Bearlodge Mountain Recreation & Black Hills National Forest
Bearlodge Mountain Recreation & Black Hills National Forest (1 Mile)
Motorized trail recreation in Wyoming is very popular. Many motorized activities take place in conjunction with non-motorized activities, such as camping, hunting and fishing, and the Bear Lodge area, including the Bearlodge Mountains are no exception. Permits are required are for all Off Road Vehicles and license plates if driving on any roads. Bearlodge Ranger District encompasses the northern portion of the Black Hills on the Wyoming side. It is located in east central Crook County on approximately 170,000 acres.
The District is unique because it contains large areas of hardwood forest as compared to other Ranger Districts. Timber harvest and related silvicultural activity is the largest resource program on the district. The district has an office located in Sundance at 101 S. 21st Street. 307-283-1361. The Bearlodge Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest boasts miles and miles of uncrowded trails with breathtaking views for the hiker, mountain biker or horseback rider. The Sundance trailhead are located within 1 mile of Sundance.
The Black Hills National Forest is in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, covering an area 125 miles long and 65 miles wide. Enjoy yourself while viewing the many rugged rock formations, canyons and gulches, open grassland parks, tumbling streams, and deep blue lakes. Millions of visitors come to the Black Hills each year to experience the rich and diverse heritage. In the immediate vicinity is trout fishing, access to over 300 miles of snowmobile trails, hunting, hiking and camping. Forest Service campgrounds near Sundance are Cook Lake, Reuter, and Sundance Trailhead.
Game species on the district include white-tailed and mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Merriam’s turkey and Ruffed grouse.
Please remember to Tread Lightly© and carry a current travel management map or land use map from the land managing agency. It is your responsibility to know local land management allowances and restrictions.
ORV Permits. In Sundance, permits may be purchased at Off the Grid Sports (Inside Dillon's Hardware), Crook County Treasurer and at Rapid Stop Conoco.