2024 Season Passes – One Day Half-Price Sale for SD Recreation Facilities


Forest Recreation Management (FRM) will be hosting their annual Half Price Pass Sale for the 2024 season on Friday December 1, 2023.

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 1-3. Send to FRM, PO Box 1168, Hill City, SD 57745. Please include a self-addressed return envelope with a check for the appropriate amount.

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 are 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.

“While purchasing a recreation pass at a Forest Service location, consider picking up a Christmas Tree Permit, along with a 2024 Motorized Vehicle Use Trail Permit,” said Bradley Block, Recreation Program Manager, Black Hills National Forest. Block further comments, “The Forest also partners with the Black Hills Parks and Forests Association, which offers stores inside Forest offices that provide Smokey Bear products, souvenirs, and gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.”

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 2024 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.