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Facilities

  • Fort Meade Trailhead is a day-use graveled parking area which serves as a trailhead for the Centennial trail.
  • Fort Meade Reservoir (50 acres) contains two picnic tables, a unisex restroom and a reservoir which is stocked with rainbow trout.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Chapel--This-day use site contains picnic facilities with water and restrooms.
  • Centennial Trail--11 miles of this 111-mile interagency National Recreation Trail cross the Fort Meade Recreation Area.
  • The Fort Meade Backcountry Byway is a 4.5 mile gravel road which connects I-90 and Highway 34 on the south half of the unit.

Reservations/Permits
Special recreation use permits are required for all commercial and competitive group events. Please contact the BLM office for reservation information and forms.


Operating Hours/Seasons
The Fort Meade Recreation Area is open for use year-round, weather permitting.
The access road is open year-round, with temporary closures possible due to weather and road conditions. There is no winter maintenance.

Alkali Creek Horsecamp is open from May 15 to September 30. Exception: The campground is closed three weeks during the Black Hills Motorcycle Classic. A camping fee is required.

Alkali Creek Trailhead is open year-round with fees charged for camping from May 15 to September 30. Exception: The campground is closed for three weeks during the Black Hills Motorcycle Classic.
Water lines are charged by May 15 and drained by October 15 each year.

ACCESSIBILITY
Restrooms, water, and limited picnic and camp sites are accessible to persons with disabilities.


 
Last updated: 06-28-2012