Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands


Wide Open, Undeveloped Spaces

Landscape photo of badlands

Toadstools are an interesting landscape formation found on the Oglala National Grassland

Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands (NNFG) spans two national forests and three national grasslands across Nebraska and South Dakota. NNFG has diverse landscapes with rugged badlands, vast rolling prairie, and pine forested hills.  It is a great destination for hunting, fishing, birding, rock hounding, horseback riding, and hiking. Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands also manage the Bessey Tree Nursery, Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center, and the National Grasslands Visitor Center. Black Hills Parks & Forests Association has been partners with NNFG since 2015.


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Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands Contacts:

Forest Supervisor’s Office & Pine Ridge Ranger District
125 N Main St
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-0300

Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center
1811 Meng Dr
Crawford, NE
(308) 665-3900

Learn more about Agents of Discovery at Hudson-Meng Here 

Nebraska & Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests
Bessey Ranger District/Charles E Bessey Tree Nursery
40637 River Loop Rd
Halsey, NE 69142
(308) 533-2257

Buffalo Gap National Grasslands
Fall River Ranger District (WEST)
1801 Highway 18 Bypass
Hot Springs, SD 57747
(605) 745-4107

Wall Ranger District (EAST)
710 Main St
Wall, SD 57790
(605) 279-2126

Fort Pierre National Grassland
Fort Pierre Ranger District
1020 North Deadwood St
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
(605) 224-5517