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.
From the entrance of Mt Rushmore National Memorial, continue NW on Hwy-244 for 1.7 miles and park at Wrinkled Rock Campground
Scramble up the low-angled ramp for 40 feet to gain the hand crack next to the large roof. Climb the hand crack as it narrows to the ledge. From the ledge, proceed up the chimney to the top....[more]Browse More Classics in SD