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.
Restrooms, water, and limited picnic and camp sites are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
FLREA funds are collected at the Alkali Creek and Horse Camp Campgrounds located at the south end of the Fort Meade Recreation Area.
These fees are used to develop and maintain facilities in the campgrounds and to improve visitor experiences and protect resources for future generations. The amount of fees collected each year is not adequate to cover all of the maintenance needs at FLREA sites and additional maintenance funds were used to complete these projects. These fees and their associated financial procedures and collection are audited periodically.
FLREA projects completed in 2013 include:
• Campground hosts: These hosts are paid a nominal volunteer reimbursement and provide a wealth of knowledge for visitors, complete maintenance projects and improve security.
• New Fee Rangers: These new collection structures were required to meet national standards and were installed at both campgrounds.
• Road blading and dust abatement.