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June 24, 2013
New campground opens at Fisher Grove State Park
REDFIELD (AP) -- Fisher Grove State Park has opened a new 22-site campground. The campground at the park near Redfield was moved to the east side of the James River after repeated flooding made the bridge unsafe for vehicles. The new location includes 22 electrical campsites,...
June 24, 2013 - 6:37am
May 28, 2013
SD parks and rec areas could see record camping
RAPID CITY (AP) -- South Dakota could see a record amount of camping in parks and recreation areas this year, Parks Director Doug Hofer said. A prolonged winter set back visitation but the trend appears to be turning with the weather. Nearly all of the 4,190 campsites at state parks...
May 28, 2013 - 12:22pm
May 17, 2013
Thune: Wind Cave campground to remain open
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune says the National Park Service has reversed a decision to close a campground at Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. Officials announced in March that they were closing the Elk Mountain Campground due to automatic federal...
May 17, 2013 - 2:54pm
May 10, 2013
Mitchell KOA now open for camping
The Mitchell KOA Campground, located at 41255 state Highway 38, is now open and welcoming campers for the 2013 summer camping season. The Mitchell KOA is one of 487 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds now in the Kampgrounds of America system in the United States and Canada. To celebrate...
May 10, 2013 - 9:00am
May 6, 2013
GF&P eyes golf cart use by campers at state parks
CUSTER -- Electric golf carts could become vehicles of choice for campers staying at South Dakota parks and recreation areas. The state...
May 6, 2013 - 8:53am
April 7, 2013
Campsites available for Fort Sisseton festival
LAKE CITY (AP) -- State Game, Fish and Parks officials say plenty of campsites are still available for the annual Fort Sisseton Historic Festival. Camping is open for stays June 5-9. Fort Sisseton manager Katie Ceroll says this is the first year camping reservations have been taken...
April 7, 2013 - 10:53am
March 11, 2013
Thune: Administration 'playing politics' with Black Hills campground closure
Sen. John Thune is asking if the National Park Service is "playing politics" by closing Wind Cave National Park's 64-site Elk Mountain Campground. Thune,...
March 11, 2013 - 7:31pm
Wind Cave to close campground due to budget cuts
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park has closed a campground as it begins implementing 5 percent across-the-board cut in its operating budget due to automatic budget cuts. Park superintendent Vidal Davila says the budget cuts are forcing the park to close Elk Mountain...
March 11, 2013 - 12:20am
February 18, 2013
Saturday was first day to reserve campsites for May open house
PIERRE (AP) -- Saturday was the first day to reserve campsites and cabins for the state's open house and free fishing weekend in May. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says reservations can be made for a May 17 arrival. The state allows people to make reservations...
February 18, 2013 - 6:46am
February 11, 2013
South Dakota park officials launching new campsite website
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota parks officials say they're putting the final touches on a new campsite reservation website. Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer says the new site will soon have all of the features that campers are used to. The website will also be adding a campsite...
February 11, 2013 - 6:43am
October 7, 2012
GF&P proposes price hikes for some licenses
DEADWOOD -- The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission decided Friday to officially propose raising prices slightly for entrance licenses and some group lodging fees at South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas for 2013. The commissioners also proposed increasing prices...
October 7, 2012 - 4:11pm
August 23, 2012
Ban on campfires in Black Hills to continue
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A ban on campfires in the Black Hills of western South Dakota will continue despite recent rain and cooler temperatures. The media reports that owners of some private campsites say the ban is hurting business. But fire officials say there is still a high risk of...
August 23, 2012 - 10:35am
August 7, 2012
SD fire officials: Extinguish your campfires
RAPID CITY (AP) -- After firefighters blamed an abandoned campfire for a blaze in the Black Hills, visitors and residents are hearing a familiar warning: Completely extinguish campfires. Even though South Dakota saw some rain over the weekend, officials say the potential for wildfires...
August 7, 2012 - 3:19pm
July 10, 2012
Fishing, camping on record pace across South Dakota
PIERRE -- Sales of fishing licenses to South Dakotans and to non-resident anglers boomed in the first half of this year, and people turned out at a record pace to camp and enjoy the outdoors at state parks and recreation areas. Total revenue collected by the state Division of...
July 10, 2012 - 6:23am
June 29, 2012
Springfield Rec Area rebounds after year of flooding
SPRINGFIELD-- After being hit hard with floodwaters and debris for much of the camping season last year, attendance at the Springfield Recreation Area has been strong this year. "It looks like we are going to get back to 2010 number this year and maybe even beat them," District...
June 29, 2012 - 7:03am