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Seasonal closures begin on Black Hills National Forest


December 17, 2020

U.S. Forest Service officials began closing seasonal gates and recreation sites on Tuesday to prepare for winter recreation across the Black Hills National Forest.

According to a press release, gates are closed to provide a seasonal refuge for wildlife, protect road and trail surfaces and other resources and provide for public safety as some of the roads are converted into part of the snowmobile trail system. 

Seasonally closed roads and trails are identified on the current Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). This can be accessed in multiple formats via the Forest Service website or a printed c...

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