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Norbeck
              Wildlife Area: Black Elk Wilderness
The Norbeck Wildlife area northeast of Harney Peak.

Norbeck Wildlife Preserve

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Distance 3 miles via US16A
Time Needed: Several hours or all day, it's up to you
Best Time To Go: Anytime
Directions: Follow US 16A to parking areas on Iron Mountain Road
Cost: Free
Highlights: Spectacular Scenery, Wildlife, Wilderness Experience
Description:
Mt. Rushmore is Open
                      All Year. Open All Year
     The Norbeck Wildlife Preserve is called the heart of the hills. If your idea of a good time is getting away from it all, this is the place to do it. The preserve was established by an act of Congress in 1920 and includes some 35,000 acres and more than 36 miles of hiking trails.
      Click HERE for a trail map.
      Within the preserve is the 9,824-acre Black Elk Wilderness. Harney Peak, the highest point in South Dakota is located in the Black Elk Wilderness and is easily climbed. The preserve has lots of out-of-the-way places were a person can really commune with nature.
      Since the area is closed to all motorized and wheeled traffic, the setting is idyllic and tranquil. It provides an excellent environment for wildlife spotting and photography.
      Please note that for the past few years the Black Hills, as areas in many Western states, now have areas that have been devastated by an outbreak of pine beetles. The Norbeck Wildlife preserve and Black Elk Wilderness have been particularly hard hit which means there are now many dead and dying trees.
     For more information contact the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor's Office, RR2, Box 200, Custer SD 57730. Phone 605-673-4954.

 

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