Bear Butte State Park

20250 SR 79
Sturgis, SD 57785- Map It
(605) 347-5240

AAA Editor Notes

Bear Butte State Park is 6 mi. n.e. on SRs 34 and 79. The 1,945-acre park is at the northern end of the 111-mile Centennial Trail, a hiking and riding trail that winds through the Black Hills to Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park. The park is known for a volcanic laccolith (bubble) rising 1,400 feet above the surrounding plains that is still regarded by the Plains Indians as a sacred site. Note: Pets are not permitted on the trail. A kennel service is provided. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
$4 per person; free (ages 0-11); $6 maximum per private vehicle.
Hours: Park open daily 8 a.m.-dusk, year-round. Visitor center open daily 8-6, May-Sept.