Black Hills National Forest

Hiking Veterans Point

Veterans Point Trail, #56, is an accessible trail at the north end of Pactola Dam. The Veterans Point project is a cooperative effort of the Rapid City Chapter 3, Disabled American Veterans (DAY) and the Forest Service. The paved portion of this one-mile trail is a challenging 6 percent descent to the lake, where wood piers offer people with disabilities a chance to test their fishing skills. Plans call for a bridge, more trail paving, picnic areas and benches.

Other accessible trails and facilities on the Forest:

George S. Mickelson Trail, Norbeck Overlook Trail on US 16A south of Keystone, Strawberry Lake south of Lead and Cook Lake north of Sundance offer accessible picnic areas and fishing.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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