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This is the free climbers' campground located just outside the northern Mt. Rushmore boundary on the Black Hills National Forest. It is considered dispersed camping by the NFS, which allows for a maximum stay of 14 days in any 60-day period.

Getting There 

From the entrance of Mt Rushmore National Memorial, continue NW on Hwy-244 for 1.7 miles and park at Wrinkled Rock Campground

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

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By Craig Martin
From: Park City
Aug 30, 2014
I am curious if camping is still allowed at Wrinkled Rock? Passed thru the other day with plans on spending the night here and found several signs saying No Camping/No Campfires in the parking lot. Any updated info? or was I just not getting it?
By Jason Todd
From: Cody, WY
Aug 30, 2014
Camped there a couple times this summer. Didn't see any No Camping signs.

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By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Aug 30, 2014
last i checked camping is allowed, they have an outhouse and specific tent slabs/spots that they recently installed. no campfires is the regular in the hills though.
By Dave Rone
From: Eau Claire, Wis
Aug 30, 2014
Craig, maybe you drove through the old Breezy Point primitive camp area, which is now a day use picnic area only. It's just to the left of the Wrinkled Rock camp/parking area in the photo.
By Craig Martin
From: Park City
Sep 9, 2014
Thanks for the replies. I guess I need to try harder. Maybe next time. Nice place!
By Susan sherman
Mar 31, 2016
Several nice tent pads made by nfs. No camp fires, but free camping. Just camped there on 3/25/2016.

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