Bear Country USA



Come Visit Bear Country!

Our park is found in the beautiful and picturesque Black Hills of South Dakota. Conveniently located near Rapid City, Sheridan Lake, Keystone, and the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Bear Country USA is easy to find and experience. The Black Hills are home to parks, trails, lakes, caves, events, and sights unlike you’ve ever seen before. There is no shortage of places to visit while in the area year-round. See our Links page for information on our local partners and friends.


Bear Country USA – 13820 S. Highway 16 – Rapid City, SD 57702

From Rapid City, take Mt. Rushmore Road/ S Highway 16 towards Keystone (8 miles).

From Mt. Rushmore, take US-16 ALT/Iron Mt. Road into Keystone. Remain on U-16 ALT and merge right onto US-16 E (12miles).

From I90 East of Rapid City, take exit #61/MT. Rushmore (US-16 TRUCK). Turn left on N. Elk Vale Rd (US-16BYP) (5.5 miles). Continue on N Elk Vale Rd (US-16BYP W) which turns into E. Catron Blvd (3.4 miles). Turn left on S Highway 16 (4.9 miles)

From I90 West of Rapid City, take I-90 Business Loop Exit 57 towards the city center. Turn left at the first light onto Omaha street. Turn Right at the first light onto Mt. Rushmore Road. Continue you on Mt. Rushmore Road/S. Highway 16 towards Keystone (9.5 miles)

From South Hwy 79, take the Elk Vale Rd exit and bear left onto on Elk Vale Rd (US-16BYP W) which turns into E. Catron Blvd (3.4 miles). Turn left on S Highway 16 (4.9 miles).

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