Interstate Highway Rest Areas
Each of the rest areas below has a visitor
information center (some are seasonal), rest rooms, drinking water, pet
excercise areas and sanitary disposal dumps. No overnight camping is
at rest areas.
Additional facilities are available year-round at
Black Hills Information Center near Exit 60 on I-90 in Rapid City.
- I-29 (Exit 26) near Vermillion
- I-29 (Exit 213) near Wilmot
- I-29 (Exit 246) near New Effington
- I-90 (Exit 410) near Valley Springs
- I-90 (Exit 357 Eastbound & 364 Westbound) near
- I-90 (Exit 263) near Chamberlain
- I-90 (Exit 220) near Vivian
- I-90 (Exit 101) near Wasta
- I-90 (Exit 40) near Sturgis
- I-90 (Exit 2) near Spearfish
- Department of Game, Fish & Parks (Hunting and Fishing
523 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3182. Tel: 605-773-3485.
- State Historical Society: 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD,
- Department of Tourism: 711 East Wells Ave, Pierre, SD
800-952-3625 or 605-773-3301. Fax: 605-773-3656.
- Department of Transportation: To obtain South Dakota road
you may call 511 from any South Dakota telephone exchange.
Or you can access the state
road conditions report on line.
Useful Phone Numbers
- South Dakota Innkeeper's Association: 2703 West 7th Street.
SD, 57104. 605-331-4194.
- Black Hills, Badlands & Lakes Association: 1851
City, SD, 57701. Tel: 605-355-3600. Fax: 605-355-3601.
- Black Hills National Forest: RR2 Box 200, Custer, SD,
- Custer National Forest: PO Box 50760, Billings, MT, 59105.
- Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates (Arranges Guided Tours
PO Box 547, Ft. Thompson, SD, 57339. Tel: 605-245-2327. Fax:
- Rapid City Regional Hospital, 353 Fairmont Blvd, Rapid
City, SD, 57701
- RapidCare Medical Care, 2060 W. Main 605-342-6600 and 408
of Haines 605-341-6600.
- Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic,1571 East Highway 44,(.25
miles east of
Cambell St on the road to the airport} 605-342-7498.
- Emergencies (all exchanges): 911
- Highway conditions: 511
- Department of Transportation
Highway Construction Reports: 605-773-3571
- National Weather Service (Sioux Falls): 605-330-4247
- State Highway Patrol: 605-773-3105
you travel across South Dakota on Interstate
90, or many other major highways for that matter, you will usually be
the in range of most national cellular services. Within the Black
Hills, however, you may find yourself in a
hole" and cellular communications may not be possible. This happens
in areas surrounded by the higher mountains. Keystone is one such black
hole for some service providers. Cellular service on mountain tops,
like Mt. Rushmore, is usually good.