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2023 Season Pass – Half Price Sale for Black Hills National Forest Recreation Facilities – One Day Only –

Forest Recreation Management (FRM) will be hosting their annual Half Price Pass Sale for the 2023 season on Friday December 2, 2022.

This one-day sale will be held at The Lions Building on the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, SD from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The passes will also be available for sale at Black Hills National Forest offices.

These passes are for USFS recreation facilities located within the Black Hills National Forest fee areas and should not be confused with South Dakota State Park Passes.

The Premium passes (which includes the Sheridan and Pactola complexes) will be $20 (regularly $40), and the Standard passes (which are for all FRM operated day use areas except the Sheridan and Pactola complexes) will be $12.50 (regularly $25). Please pay with cash or check; credit cards not accepted.

Requests made by mail will be honored if postmarked between Dec 2-4. Send to FRM, PO Box 1168, Hill City, SD 57745. Please include a self-addressed return envelope with a check for the appropriate

The number of passes available for purchase per individual is unlimited, making them great gifts for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges and prizes for drawings. No other discounts will be accepted with this offer. Those with senior or access passes as part of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series can receive this reduced price any time.

“If buying your pass from a Forest Service office, don’t forget to pick up your Christmas Tree Permit, along with a 2023 Motorized Vehicle Use Trail Permit, which are now available,” said Bradley Block, Recreation Program Manager, Black Hills National Forest. “Our non-profit partner, Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPF) is also offering 15% off on items for sale at our offices. These items are great stocking stuffer ideas. Proceeds go to support interpretive and educational programming on the Forest.” The 15% off sale includes Smokey Bear souvenirs, lapel pins, hiking medallions, coffee mugs, patches, children’s books, trail guides, and an array of other Forest-themed products; USGS maps are not included in the sale.

Under a special use permit, FRM operates Black Hills National Forest campgrounds and other recreation facilities. FRM has been operating these facilities since 1999.

For more information on the 2023 Season Pass – half price sale event, contact Forest Recreation Management at 605-574-4402. For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills.

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