This pin location is for the National Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management office. A BLM representative, Angie, was super helpful in not only finding the rockhound area but a fun byway drive through the Black Hills and a place to camp our RV for free (boondocking/dispersed camping). If you like the outdoors, stop by their office (M-F only) for help!
We passed right by not knowing to look for a Chevron. We needed propane for our RV, which they had, but at an exorbitant price. There's a road that runs behind the station but is very steep and goes across a wash. The lady who helped us with the propane was very friendly.
This rest area is just on the city limits. It's very small and easy to pass by unless you're really looking for it. Relatively clean but parking can be tricky! I would not recommend it for RVs or other oversized vehicles.
This was an inexpensive dip into local pre-history. There's a museum on site full of archeological findings, a short introductory video, friendly staff, tea or coffee, and the ruins themselves. They are pet-friendly with room for RV parking nearby assuming there are no ball games going on.
Two non-hikers and two small dogs tackled the main loop on a beautiful late-February morning. We came in our RV and were able to leave it in one of 4 or 5 available spots. I personally enjoyed the cactus/succulent area as well as the herb garden. I'd love to go again when the roses are in bloom!