HAZELRODT AREA

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Although not an official trailhead but rather a picnic area. Parking can be found here or at other nearby areas. This trailhead gives you access to the forest service roads South and East of Custer.

As an alternative, sometimes when school is not in session, we park at the Custer High School parking lot. Another alternative is the Forest Service parking lot.

RALLY with us at the STURGIS OFFROAD RALLY.

An old restored ranch, old buildings standing in Custer and a pair of monoliths are destinations in this area. The park is full of visual and historic features. My favorites are Mt Coolidge Fire Tower, Hazelrodt Cabin, Meeker Ranch Meeker Road Cabin and the Badger Hole cabin.

Nearby the Historic Riffle Pit Wagon Train site, in April 1876, Indians ambushed a wagon train heading for Custer.  The baby Mann grave sits on the edge of one of the interior Custer State park roads. The baby died during birth on June 6th 1902 on the original Fleur de Lis Ranch.  Other known graves in the Park include the Major Whitehead gravesite and the Dr. Alvin Herbert grave.

Highland Creek and Beaver Creek are water features to watch for. Water features in Custer State Park include; Grace Coolidge Creek, Grace Coolidge Creek Waterfall, Lame Johnny Creek, Badger Hole Creek, Legion Lake, and Stockade Lake.

The First White woman to enter the Black Hills, arriving in Custer City, in December 1874. A monument to her is located in this area.

The Gladys Nell Mine is evidence of mining activity in the area. Mining evidence can be found at the Wild Rose Mine, and November Mine.

Built in 1887, Cold Springs school house, is one of the oldest log school buildings in South Dakota. It served as a school, community church and meeting house. It closed in 1949. If you visit, watch for the historic Cold Spring graveyard, located near.

There is some evidence here, of ghost towns in Custer State Park. Watch for the Bakerville Ghost Town, Fleur De Lis Ghost Town, Westford Ghost Town and the Gordon Stockade.

The historic Beaver Creek Bridge spans a major creek that flows into Wind Cave National Park. The bridge is 115 feet above the canyon floor and made of steel and concrete is 225 feet long. It is the bridge’s arch that makes it a photographic destination.

Custer State Park features to watch for are the Bison Viewing areas, the Custer State Park Entrance Sign, Custer State Park Visitors Center, Lover’s Leap Peak, Mount Coolidge, Prairie Dog Viewing areas, Praire Hiking Trail, and theNeedles Eye Tunnel.

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT OFFERS A GREAT STAY, AND ABILITY TO RIDE DIRECTLY TO THE TRAILS.


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Places to Visit:

ANNA TALLENT MONUMENT

BABY MANN GRAVESITE

BAKERVILLE GHOST TOWN

BISON VIEWING AREA

BUFFALO ROCK

CASTLE ROCK

CICERO PEAK

COLD SPRINGS SCHOOL

CUSTER’S “PERMANENT CAMP”

CUSTER STATE PARK BUFFALO HERD

CUSTER STATE PARK SIGN

CUSTER STATE PARK VISITOR CENTER

FLEUR DE LIS GHOST TOWN

FLICK CABIN

FLYNN CREEK

FIRST GOLD

FORT DEFIANCE

FRENCH CREEK

GRACE COOLIDGE CREEK WATERFALL

GLADYS NELL’S MINE

GLEN ERIN SCHOOL

GRACE COOLIDGE CREEK

HELEN BERYLE MINE

HISTORIC MOUNTAIN FIREPLACE

LAKE OF THE WOODS

LAME JOHNNY CREEK

LOVERS LEAP

MEEKER RANCH

MEEKER ROAD CABIN

MOUNT COOLIDGE

NEEDLES EYE TUNNEL

NOVEMBER MINE

OLD CUSTER JAIL

PHILLIP 821 FELDSPAR MINE

PRAIRIE DOG VIEWING AREA

RANKIN RIDGE

RANKIN RIDGE FIRE TOWER

SEVEN MILE SCHOOL

STOCKADE LAKE BRIDGE

STOCKADE LAKE WATERFALL

TURK’S HEAD PILLARS

WESTFORD GHOST TOWN

WILD ROSE MINE

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK

HAZELRODT PICNIC AREA

BISMARK LAKE NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

COMANCHE NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

FRENCH CREEK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

BLUE BELL CAMPGROUND

CENTER LAKE CAMPGROUND

GAME LODGE CAMPGROUND

GRACE COOLIDGE CAMPGROUND

LEGION LAKE CAMPGROUND

STOCKADE LAKE NORTH CAMPGROUND

STOCKADE LAKE SOUTH CAMPGROUND

SYLVAN LAKE CAMPGROUND

Other Places to Visit:

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

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Favorite Rides Out of Hazelrodt area:

CUSTER STATE PARK RIDE

CUSTER STATE PARK RIDE

HAZELRODT RIDE

>HAZELRODT RIDE

Favorite Drives Out of Hazelrodt area:

CUSTER STATE PARK DRIVE

CUSTER STATE PARK DRIVE

HAZELRODT DRIVE

HAZELRODT DRIVE

Trailhead Map: 43.7197,-103.5062


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Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: N 43 43 10
Longitude: W -103 30 22

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: N 43.7196833
Longitude: W -103.5062206

GPS:
Latitude: N 43 43.181
Longitude: W -103 30.373

UTM:
13N 620325 4841824

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Links:

Black Hills National Forest Map

ATV Riding and Camping Rules

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