U.S. Forest Service – News Release

Black Hills National Forest ● Public Affairs Office ● 1019 N. 5th Street

Custer, SD  57730 ● Voice (605) 673-9216 ● Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills



Contact: Scott Jacobson, (605) 673-9216 or cell (605) 440-1409

Date: 12/9/14


2015 Motorized Trail Permits Available Wednesday December 10, 2014


Custer, SD – Pick up your 2015 Black Hills National Forest Motorized Vehicle permit early at your local Forest Service Office.


“The 2015 motorized vehicle permits will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday December 10, 2014 at your local Forest Service Office and will be valid for use on January 1, 2015” said Scott Jacobson, Public Affairs Officer, Black Hills National Forest. “Permits will be available from local vendors and online before January 1.”


New 2015 Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) maps will also be available December 10 from Forest offices (hardcopy) and online.


MVUMs will also available for download directly to your Smart Phone in January 2015. The MVUMs are compatible with iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (4.0.3 or newer) mobile devices. Instructions for downloading the MVUMs for Smart Phones can be found on the Black Hills National Forest webpage at:http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/maps-pubs/?cid=STELPRDB5203036.  Users are responsible for ensuring that the most current MVUM is installed on their device, including the new 2015 map that will be released in January.


Riders are reminded of the following before taking off on over 600 miles of designated motorized trails:

  • All motorized trail permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A permit is required for each vehicle on the trail system.

Users should check with their local Forest Service office if they have further questions about the map and/or permits:



Forest Supervisor’s Office

1019 N. 5th Street

Custer, SD 57730

Phone: (605) 673-9200

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Monday – Friday


Northern Hills Ranger District
2014 N. Main, Spearfish, SD 57783

Phone: (605) 642-4622

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (Foyer open seven days a week for printed materials)


Bearlodge Ranger District

101 S. 21st Street

P.O. Box 680

Sundance, WY 82729

Phone: (307) 283-1361

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday


Mystic Ranger District

8221 South Hwy 16

Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: (605) 343-1567

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Open the following Saturdays: 12/13 and 12/20, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Hell Canyon Ranger District

Both offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday -Friday


330 Mt. Rushmore Road

Custer, SD 57730

Phone: (605) 673-4853

Fax: (605) 673-5461


1225 Washington Street

Newcastle, WY 82701

Phone: (307) 746-2782

Fax: (307) 746-2870


For more information contact the Black Hills National Forest at (605) 673-9200 or visit, http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills


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