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Please do not park in front of closed forest gates

Black Hills National Forest officials are asking the public to avoid parking in front of closed Forest gates.

Gates are closed to provide a seasonal refuge for wildlife, protect road surfaces and other resources, and provide for public safety as some of the roads are converted into part of the snowmobile trail in the winter. Seasonally closed roads and trails are identified on the current Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

“We would like to remind Forest users that even though a gate on a road might not look like there is any activity occurring behind it, it is important to keep both the gate and r...