The Willow Creek Horse Camp location is in Hill City, South Dakota
57745. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.
If you have any questions about the Willow Creek Horse Camp facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.
Forest Recreation Management, Inc
P.O. Box 1168
Campground information Hill City, South Dakota
This horse camp is nestled at the confluence of Willow Creek and Palmer Creek near the Black Elk Wilderness area of the Black Hills National Forest. From this campground, hikers and horseback riders can access a network of trails into the backcountry. The campground is within the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve.
Recently renovated by Forest Service and our Partners, Backcountry Horsemen of America, Willow Creek Campground is a good choice for horse campers.
Hikers and horseback riders can access the trailhead for the Willow Creek Loop, which provides scenic views of the Black Elk Wilderness. There is also easy access to the Lost Cabin Trail, which offers many views of Black Elk Peak on its descent.
Willow Creek Horse Camp provides a good starting point for a day-long hike or horseback ride to Black Elk Peak and Harney Lookout Tower. Both the Willow Creek Loop and the Lost Cabin Trail connect with the Black Elk Peak Trail.
Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. Corrals are provided for horses in sites 4 through 9. Each corral accomodates up to 6 horses. A horse waste container is located in the campground and we request that campers remove horse waste from the corrals on departure.
Camping without horses? You may reserve sites 1 through 3 which do not allow horses or choose a site that does accomodate horses. We request that you look at a non-horse site, if available, to accomodate campers with horses. Vault toilets are available. Drinking Water may NOT be available!
The Black Hills in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming feature a varied landscape of rugged rock formations, canyons and gulches, open grassland parks, tumbling streams and deep blue lakes. The Black Elk Wilderness is its only wilderness area, and it sits in the center of Norbeck Wildlife Preserve.
Norbeck is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Its most prominent landmark is Black Elk Peak, which, at 7,242 feet, is the highest
point in the country east of the Rockies.
Named for South Dakota’s former governor and U.S. Senator, the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway offers 70 miles of outstanding sights including Mount Rushmore, which is
only 6 miles from the camp, The Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road and Custer State Park. The Norbeck Overlook provides views of Black Elk Peak and Mount Rushmore.
For facility specific information, please call (605) 574-4402.
Charges & Cancellations
No refunds will be given for weather or related events.
Frequently Asked Questions About Forest Recreation Management, Inc Hill City, SD
How do I make a reservation with Willow Creek Horse Camp?
To make reservations at Willow Creek Horse Camp, you can call the office at 605-673-9200.
Where is Willow Creek Horse Camp located?
The Willow Creek Horse Camp is located at Forest Recreation Management, Inc P.O. Box 1168 in Hill City,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.
Does Willow Creek Horse Camp have tent or RV camping?
Willow Creek Horse Camp offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 605-673-9200 to make sure things haven’t changed.