Hurley Butte

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Hurley Butte is an elevated landform in the South Dakota Badlands that is the location of a Formerly Used Defense Site adjacent to the Pine Ridge Reservation and a few miles from Interior, South Dakota.[1] The Strategic Air Command used Hurley Butte for the Interior Radar Bomb Scoring Site prior to establishing the Belle Fourche Strategic Training Range in the Devil's Tower/Black Hills area of Ellsworth Air Force Base. The base of the site remains visible at 43°43′11″N 102°08′35″W / 43.719846°N 102.14294°W / 43.719846; -102.14294.


  1. ^ Withers, Daniel A. (January 30, 2005). "RE:…Oil Burner Routes". Retrieved 2013-01-21. desolate outpost bordering the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In the early sixties, Detachment 2, 11th RBS...Badlands Bomb Plot