Three Forks, South Dakota

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Three Forks, South Dakota
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Three Forks
Location of Three Forks in South Dakota.
Coordinates: 43°57′03″N103°30′50″W / 43.95083°N 103.51389°W / 43.95083; -103.51389 Coordinates: 43°57′03″N103°30′50″W / 43.95083°N 103.51389°W / 43.95083; -103.51389
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Pennington
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 605
Three Forks
Three Forks, South Dakota
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US 16.svg US 16 & US 385.svg US 385
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Maintained by South Dakota Department of Transportation

Three Forks is an 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.

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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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