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Visitation high on National Forest

Drought continues to impact recreation and grazing


July 15, 2021

The Black Hills National Forest is a popular place to be this summer, according to District Ranger Mike Gosse. Unleashed for the summer vacation, visitors are flocking to the various campsites and recreation areas on the Forest across this county.

“Recreation is through the roof, we’re seeing increased numbers like everyone is seeing increased numbers,” Gosse told the county commissioners last week.

“Things are full if you don’t have a reservation.”

Meanwhile, thanks to the 1.3 inches of rain that fell on the Warren Peak area the weekend before last, the fire danger in the Fores...

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