Bear Butte Gardens

Arial photo of Bear Butte Gardens

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Doyle.

Where is Bear Butte Gardens?

We are located about five miles northeast of Sturgis, or about one mile south of Bear Butte Lake.

In this photo, Bear Butte Gardens is in the lower, center. Bear Butte is the mountain in the background.

Driving Directions from Sturgis:

  1. Travel east on Lazelle Street. Lazelle Street turns into SD Highway 34 (also known as 206th Street).
  2. Travel east on Highway 34 about 3.5 miles (past Fort Meade, past Sturgis Brown High School, past Kick Start Travel Center) to the intersection of SD Highway 34 and SD Highway 79.
  3. Turn north (left) onto SD Highway 79 (also known as 131st Avenue).
  4. Travel north on SD Highway 79 about 1.7 miles.´╗┐
  5. We are located on the west (left) side of the highway.

If you get to Bear Butte Lake, then you are about one mile too far north.