Boxelder Forks Campground

Black Hills National Forest

Boxelder Forks Campground is host to 13 campsites, tucked into the Ponderosa Pines along Boxelder Creek near the town of Nemo, South Dakota. The campground offers easy access to both motorized and non-motorized recreation. The Centennial Trail is just 1 mile east of the campground and serves as a beautful host for hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorized recreation. Dozens of miles of OHV trails are in close proximity to the campground. Meanwhile, fishing access is just steps away from the campground.    

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground is tucked into the Ponderosa Pines and White Spruce along Boxelder Creek. Boxelder Creek offers access to fishing for Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout. The surrounding forest hosts a variety of wildlife including: elk, deer, squirrels and a host of birds species. 


Dozens of miles of OHV trails originate in the area. The Centennial Trail also offers non-motorized recreation for those interested in hiking, biking or horseback riding.  

Contact Information


Forest Recreation Management, Inc P.O. Box 1168 Hill City SD 57745

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Rapid City, take South Canyon Road for approximately 7.1 miles to Nemo Road. Then proceed on Nemo Road for 11 miles to the town of Nemo, South Dakata. Turn left onto Boxelder Forks Road / Forest Road 140 and stay on Forest Service Road 140 for approximately 1.7 miles. The campground will be on your right. 

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