Three Forks, South Dakota

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Three Forks, South Dakota
Three Forks is located in South Dakota
Three Forks
Three Forks
Location of Three Forks in South Dakota.
Coordinates: 43°57′03″N 103°30′50″W / 43.95083°N 103.51389°W / 43.95083; -103.51389Coordinates: 43°57′03″N 103°30′50″W / 43.95083°N 103.51389°W / 43.95083; -103.51389
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)605
Three Forks
Roads at
US 16 & US 385
Maintained bySouth Dakota Department of Transportation

Three Forks is a small unincorporated community in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. It lies at the intersection of U.S. Routes 16 and 385, just north of Hill City along Spring Creek. A small general store featuring fuel is open year-round; other businesses are open seasonally, including a campground, a motel, a miniature golf-course, and an ice-cream stand. The campground is the site of an annual Octoberfest event, and the area is heavily patronized during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August of each year. In recent years, considerable residential development of the immediate area has swollen its population.

From Three Forks:

Three Forks is one of several places in the Black Hills where there are two routes indicated by highway signage directing travelers to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Major intersections in the Black Hills are frequently named, whether there are communities at the locations or not.

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