Bear Butte State Park

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.
Address:Box 688
E Hwy 79
Sturgis, SD 57785

Phone:605-347-5240
Web: www.sdgfp.info/parks/regions/northernhills/bearbutte.htm
Size: 1,935 acres.

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