The Norbeck Wildlife area northeast of Harney Peak.
Norbeck Wildlife Preserve
||3 miles via US16A
||Several hours or all
day, it's up to you
Time To Go:
||Follow US 16A to
parking areas on Iron Mountain Road
Wildlife, Wilderness Experience
Norbeck Wildlife Preserve is called the heart of
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
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
a person can really commune with nature.
Since the area is closed to
motorized and wheeled traffic, the setting is
idyllic and tranquil. It
provides an excellent environment for wildlife
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
Office, RR2, Box 200, Custer SD 57730. Phone