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Film Permits - Sioux Indian Tribal Land  |  Film Permits - State Park Land/Federal Land

Film Permits  State Park Land
The following are contacts for requesting permission to film on state park land. Please allow plenty of lead time, especially during peak season (May-October).

Custer State Park 
Visitor Services Coordinator
13329 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 255-4515
Web: CusterStatePark.com 

Contact the park to obtain a copy of the film permit application form for filming in Custer State Park.

Other State Park Land 
Marketing Specialist
523 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-7048   Fax: (605) 773-6245
Web: gfp.sd.gov 

Please complete and submit an Application for Photography/Filming Permit prior to contacting the department.


Film Permits Federal Land
Below is contact information for South Dakota's federal land partners. Each entity will require separate permitting with anywhere from 10-30 days advance notice and completion of application.

Badlands National Park
Chief Ranger's Office
PO Box 6, Interior, SD 57750
Phone: (605) 433-5235
Web: nps.gov/badl  |  Special Use Permit

Buffalo Gap National Grassland
Fall River Ranger District
1801 Highway 18 Truck  Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747  
Phone: (605) 745-4107
-or-
Wall Ranger District
708 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
Phone: (605) 279-2125
Web: www.fs.usda.gov/main/nebraska/home

Fort Pierre National Grassland
District Ranger's Office
1020 N Deadwood Street, Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Phone: (605) 224-5517
Web: www.fs.usda.gov/main/nebraska/home

Custer National Forest
Forest Supervisor's Office
1310 Main Street, Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 255-1400
-or-
Sioux Ranger District
101 SE First Street, Camp Crook, SD 57724
Phone: (605) 797-4432
Web: www.fs.usda.gov/custer

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
13000 HIghway 244, Building 31, Suite 1, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
Phone: (605) 574-2523
Web: nps.gov/moru  |  Special Use Permit

Black Hills National Forest
Forest Supervisor's Office
1019 N 5th Street, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 673-9200
Web: www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/home
  • Northern Hills Ranger District
    2014 N Main Street, Spearfish, SD 57783
    Phone: (605) 642-4622
  • Mystic Ranger District
    8221 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
    Phone: (605) 343-1567
  • Hell Canyon Ranger District
    330 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
    Phone: (605) 673-5461
Grand River National Grassland
District Ranger's Office
1005 5th Avenue W, Lemmon, SD 57638
Phone: (605) 374-3592
Web: www.fs.usda.gov/dpg/

Jewel Cave National Monument
Superintendent's Office
11149 US Highway 16, Building B12, Custer, SD 57730
Phone: (605) 673-2288
Web: nps.gov/jeca

Wind Cave National Park
Special User Coordintor
26611 US Highway 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747-9430
Phone: (605) 745-4600
Web: nps.gov/wica  |  Special Use Permit
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