Fort Meade Back Country Byway

Sturgis, South Dakota

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This 5-mile Type I byway travels through forested hills on the eastern edge of South Dakota’s Black Hills near Sturgis. The Fort Meade Back Country Byway threads through pine-covered hills on the northeastern edge of the Black Hills, South Dakota’s only mountain range, just east of Sturgis. It makes a pleasant stop for interstate travelers, and offers hiking, picnicking, camping, and historic sites. The two-lane gravel-surfaced Type I byway is easily driven in a passenger car. Pullouts allow visitors to admire the scenery, go hiking, or inspect historic places. Allow a half hour to drive the road. Special Attractions: Fort Meade, Fort Meade Cemetery, Fort Meade Museum, hiking, camping, picnicking, historic cavalry jumps, wildlife, hunting, Centennial Trail, Black Hills National Cemetery.

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"This 5-mile Type I byway travels through forested hills on the eastern edge of South Dakota’s Black Hills near Sturgis. The Fort Meade Back Country Byway threads through pine-covered hills on the northeastern edge of the Black Hills, South Dakota’s only mountain range, just east of Sturgis.

It makes a pleasant stop for interstate travelers, and offers hiking, picnicking, camping, and historic sites. The two-lane gravel-surfaced Type I byway is easily driven in a passenger car. Pullouts allow visitors to admire the scenery, go hiking, or inspect historic places. Allow a half hour to drive the road.

Special Attractions: Fort Meade, Fort Meade Cemetery, Fort Meade Museum, hiking, camping, picnicking, historic cavalry jumps, wildlife, hunting, Centennial Trail, Black Hills National Cemetery."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Sturgis
Distance: 5
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Meade Back Country Byway

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May 2018