Pine Ridge National Recreation Area

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Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Forested Hills in Pine Ridge NRA
Map showing the location of Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
Location Dawes County, Nebraska, United States
Nearest city Chadron, Nebraska
Coordinates 42°37′40″N 103°07′42″W / 42.62775°N 103.12825°W / 42.62775; -103.12825Coordinates: 42°37′40″N 103°07′42″W / 42.62775°N 103.12825°W / 42.62775; -103.12825
Area 6,600 acres (26.71 km2)
Governing body United States Forest Service
Website Pine Ridge Ranger District/Pine Ridge National Recreation Area

The Pine Ridge National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in the Pine Ridge region of northwestern Nebraska. The recreation area is managed by the Pine Ridge Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest.

It is home to wildlife species such as coyotes, bobcats, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, eagles, hawks, and wild turkeys.

Activities in the recreation area include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Life in the recreation area includes ponderosa pines and the animals that feed on them. The closest major town is Chadron, Nebraska.

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