The Black Hills National Forest, located in western South Dakota, has many fabulous tourist attractions while providing nearby residents of Rapid City, SD, Casper, WY, and Bismarck, ND a wide range of recreation opportunities.
Bisbee, AZ. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011
ForestCamping.com, the comprehensive website for camping in national forests and grasslands, recently visited Black Hills National Forest. It is currently featuring the forest with detailed up-to-date campground information, photographs and things to do.
The Black Hills National Forest, located in western South Dakota, has many fabulous tourist attractions while providing nearby residents of Rapid City, SD, Casper, WY, and Bismarck, ND a wide range of recreation opportunities. They include camping, hiking, sightseeing, hunting, off-highway riding, gold panning, and fishing. It is a land that is a patchwork pattern of federal, state, and private lands, blending uses in ways to conserve and protect the land.
Within the boundary of Black Hills National Forest are several national icons and state treasures that attract visitors from far and near. Places like Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument, and Jewel Cave National Monument are better known. But, no less impressive are Custer State Park, Scenic Needles Highway, Harney Peak, the State Game Loop, Crazy Horse Monument and Wind Cave National Park, just to mention a few. However, the most impressive attraction of the Black Hills National Forest is its splendid scenery.
Along with these national icons, the Forest has reservoirs, campgrounds, picnic areas, two scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,000 acres of wilderness, and 353 miles of hiking to off-road vehicle trails. Dotting the 125 mile length and 65 mile width of Black Hills National Forest are developed campgrounds with amenities ranging from only a vault toilet and a hand pump to flush toilets and shoreline boat mooring on the 640-acre Pactola Reservoir.
ForestCamping.com, with its depth of national forest developed campground information, is a good place to start planning a trip to Black Hills National Forest. A unique feature visitors can take advantage of is the number of campgrounds located conveniently close to the area’s parks and monuments. Examples of this are Bismarck Lake campground that is a short drive from Custer State Park and campers at Horsethief Lake campground are close enough to hike to Mt. Rushmore National Monument.
In addition to managing and developing the U.S. National Forest Campground Guide website, the Dows have also self-published Ebook CDs and downloads of the U.S. National Forest Campground Guides. They are organized by geographic region, which can be purchased online at their website.
ForestCamping.com, the U.S. National Forest Campground Guide, is a complete and comprehensive guide to developed campgrounds in national forests and grasslands. It provides detailed information to campers looking to experience the great outdoors.
Fred and Suzi Dow, authors and publishers of ForestCamping.com, have devoted 17 years to visiting, personally researching, and providing the public with detailed information about 175 national forests and grasslands and over 2,400 personally surveyed campgrounds. ForestCamping.com focuses exclusively on national forests and grasslands and the camping available in them