CUSTER, S.D. — Forest Recreation Management will be hosting their annual half-price pass sale for the 2021 season on December 4 at the Lions Building, located on the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. The sale will last from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and FRM requests payment with cash or check only.
“We are hosting the sale at the Lions Building at the Central States Fairgrounds this year, as Forest Service Offices are currently closed to the public,” said Ty Gerbracht, Operations Manager for FRM. “Due to staffing limitations, we are only able to hold the sale at one location and the Lions Building will be a nice place for the public to purchase their annual pass.”
These passes are for USDA Forest Service facilities located within the Black Hills National Forest fee areas, and should not be confused with South Dakota State Park Passes.
The Premium passes (which includes the Sheridan and Pactola complexes) will be $20 (regularly $40), and the Standard passes (which are for all FRM operated day use areas except the Sheridan and Pactola complexes) will be $12.50 (regularly $25).
The number of passes available for purchase per individual is unlimited, making them great for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges, and prizes for drawings. No other discounts will be accepted with this offer, however, those with senior or access discounts can receive this reduced price at any time.
To accommodate people that are not able to purchase the pass in person, the public may also purchase the pass by mailing a check and a self-addressed envelope to FRM, PO Box 1168, Hill City, SD 57745. The request must be post marked no later than December 7. Please include a check for the appropriate amount.
“COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place at the Lions Building. Masks are recommended, hand sanitizer will be available, and social distancing will be used to keep people safe,” said Gerbracht.
Under a special use permit, FRM has operated Black Hills National Forest campgrounds and other recreation facilities since 1999.
For more information on this event, contact Forest Recreation Management at 605-574-4402. More information on the Black Hills National Forest is available here.