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Black Hills National Forest - TC Ranch/Horse Camp

Near: CusterSD (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
100 Difficulty: More Difficult 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 dont 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. 16 covered stalls, 9 30 amp hook-ups @ $35 night, 2 cabins with 2 double beds each & full bathrooms @ $75-90 per day, Horse $15 each per day Mens & Ladies full bathhouse & laundry. Tent camping $20 per day. Hay 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. Property borders the forestry service on 2 sides of the property. Less than 1 mile from the Mickelson Trail.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
elect, shower, toilet, pump covered stalls, water Pat & Michelle Zerfas
Michelle Zerfas
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 TCHorsecamp on 8/3/2023 5:16:19 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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