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Black Hills National Forest - TC Ranch/Horse Camp

Near: CusterSD (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
100 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description Beautiful trails in the Black Hills National Forest for every level of rider & horse or mule. Lots of rocks for mules to climb along trails for horse riders. 80% of the trails are in the Ponderosa Pines with some open land riding through the hills. TC Horse Camp is next to a 30 mile stretch of the George S. Mickelson trail that is an old railroad bed or ride to the Mt. Rushmore Via the Centennial Trail. A gooseneck stock trailer is available so you don't have to break camp.
Best Time to Visit May through October
Times to Avoid Closed during winter months
Campground Very private, quiet & rustic campgrounds nestled in a canyon in the Black Hills. 17 stalls, 16 hook-ups, 2 cabins with 2 double beds each & full bathrooms @ $45 per day, Horse camping, hook-ups included is $13 per horse per day with Mens & Ladies full bathhouse & laundry. Non-riders $4 per day. If you camp for a week the 7th day is free. Hay & grain available @ current cost. The Camp is open May to October & weather is variable and can be cool in the spring & fall. Reservations guarantee you a spot.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
elect, shower, toilet, pump Stall, water Tom Champion
Tom Champion
25749 Horse Camp rd
Custer, SD 57730
Directions Located 6.2 miles south of Custer on Hwy 385. Turn right on Mayo rd/Custer county 291 & follow the signs, approx. 1 1/4 miles in.
This information was provided by champion on 8/22/2009 9:56:25 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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