20250 Hwy. 79
Sturgis, SD  57785

40 min
Operating hours
Open Year-Round
(Some amenities may be closed from Oct. 1 - Apr. 30)

$36 first vehicle
$18 for second vehicle
$80 transferable license

Mato Paha or "Bear Mountain" is the Lakota name given to this site. Separated from the rest of the Black Hills by more than a mile, Bear Butte, a 1,200-foot tall geological formation, offers an expansive view of its surroundings. An easy hike takes you around Bear Butte Lake.