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Buffalo Gap National Grassland

Philip, South Dakota USA

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“second largest National Grassland”

Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a National Grassland located primarily in southwestern South Dakota, United States. It is also the second largest National Grassland. Characteristics of the grasslands include mixed prairie and chalky badlands. The grassland is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and is a division of Nebraska National Forest. In descending order of land area it is located in parts of Fall River, Pennington, Jackson, and Custercounties. There is only one small developed recreation area on the Buffalo Gap National Grassland.  The National Grassland Visitor Center is located in Wall, South Dakota.  This site provides the history behind the system of the National Grasslands located across the West.While there is only one developed campground, there are plenty of open spaces to camp.  Bring your horse, your bicycle or your OHV and spend some quiet time in the wide open spaces of the Grassland.

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May 23, 2014
Rated 3.0

Pretty cool landscape, although you'll be more wowed by the Badlands, Custer State Park or the Black Hills National Forest.

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July 19, 2015
Rated 3.0

This is just a drive through stop. Beautiful landscape. We saw some wild critters running around, but no Buffalo. Go to Custer State Park for that!

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May 28, 2015
Rated 4.0

Get off the hi way and take this to the badlands or black hills.

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