Bear Butte State Park(redirected from Bear Butte)
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Bear Butte State Park
Location:6 miles northeast of Sturgis off SD 79.
Facilities:16 basic campsites, horsemen's campsite, picnic areas, picnic shelter, hiking trails, bridle trails, fishing dock (é), historic site, education center, playground.
Activities:Camping, boating, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Mato Paha, or Bear Mountain, is the Lakota name given to this site. The mountain is sacred to many American Indian tribes, who come here to hold religious ceremonies. A small bison herd roams the base of the mountain.
E Hwy 79
Sturgis, SD 57785
Size: 1,935 acres.
See other parks in South Dakota.
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