Black Hills National Forest

Black Hills National Forest

Bear Gulch Campground

Seasonal Information:
Annual: Open Annually through Open Annually .

Non-reservable sites may be available on a first come-first served basis.This is an exclusive use group site for 40 people. There will be a pet charge of $2 per pet per day, payable upon check in. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Reservation holders will need to go to Pactola Campground Loop C site 15(host site) to secure a gate key ($5 refundable key charge) and instructions for entry into Bear Gulch. There are no electric sites in this campground.


Bear Gulch (SD) PO BOX 1168 Hill City SD 57745 In western South Dakota, take state highway 44 for 17 miles west to 385 south. Go 2.5 miles to Pactola Recreation Area.