Highlights of South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands
Bear Butte State Park
Rising from the prairie just northeast of Sturgis, the summit of this sentinel mountain provides panoramic views of the Black Hills and grasslands. Respect the privacy of Native Americans who frequently gather here -- Bear Butte is a Lakota and Cheyenne holy place. The park features a campground and buffalo herd (605/347-5240; sdgfp.info/parks).