Free Black Hills National Forest App Available



Custer, SD – A new and Free Black Hills National Forest phone app is available for download.

The official Black Hills National Forest app provides essential information about the forest including recreational activities and sites, wildfire, alerts, maps, news, events, directions and contact information. Plan and prepare your visit to the Forest with the many great tools and features such as “Things to Know”, “Things to See”, “Things to Do” and “Near Me”.

“This app will enhance the users experience while enjoying the beauty and charm of the Black Hills National Forest,” said Scott Jacobson, Black Hills National Forest Public Affairs Officer.

The app is compatible with iOS mobile devices (iPhone and iPad) and is available for Free download from the App Store at: An Android version of the app is scheduled to be released soon.

The Black Hills National Forest, in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, consists of 1.2 million acres of forested hills and mountains, approximately 110 miles long and 70 miles wide. Described as an “Island in the Plains,” the Forest has diverse wildlife and plants reaching from the eastern forests to the western plains. The Forest is a multiple-use Forest with activities ranging from timber production, grazing, to hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, mining, wildlife viewing and many others.

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest call (605) 673-9200 or visit,

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