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Campground attendant Chelsea Biehl, left, checks in Dudley Nelson Tuesday afternoon at Snake Creek Recreation Area near Platte. Dudley and his wife, Nancy, are from Scotland and went to Snake Creek to rent a cabin and enjoy some fishing. (Jordan Steffen/Republic)

Business booming at SD parks, rec areas

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PIERRE -- Helped by a surge of early interest at Custer State Park, South Dakota's system of state parks and recreation areas generated nearly 5 percent more revenue through June than they did for the first six months of last year.


Sales of annual entrance stickers for vehicles were off somewhat overall, as were daily entrance permits for people and vehicles.

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