Iconic Landscapes - Bear Butte
Bear Butte State Park encompasses a large volcanic mountain that never erupted, prairie vistas and a variety of wildlife, including buffalo. The mountain is sacred to many American Indian tribes who come here to hold religious ceremonies. Bear Butte State Park holds a variety of possibilities for the creative photographer.
Low to Moderate. Participants should be prepared for unpredictable weather, and wear sturdy footwear. Some moderate hiking of up to ½ mile could be involved.
Things to know
Participants are responsible for the admission fee into the park. The daily park entry fees are $4 per person or $6 per vehicle.
What to bring
Wide angle and a polarizer are two easy choices here. A short to medium telephoto also can give great views of the Butte. For wildlife (particularly bison) a long telephoto is necessary. There are a lot of angles to explore with Bear Butte.