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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
June 10, 2012
Fort Thompson campground repairs continue
FORT THOMPSON -- Roughly $1 million in repairs to the Left Tailrace Campground at Big Bend Dam continue with an anticipated completion date by the end of September. During the Missouri River flood of 2011, the campground sustained damages to roads, camp pads, comfort stations,...
June 10, 2012 - 7:44pm
May 23, 2012
New life possible for Island Park
MILLTOWN -- Few people have gotten to know Island Park better than Darlene Schilling. She traveled to the park with her family in her youngest...
May 23, 2012 - 7:45am
April 16, 2012
Missouri River rec areas continue rebounding after 2011 flood
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Recreation areas on the Missouri River in South Dakota continue to rebound after last year's flooding. The Lewis and Clark Marina near Yankton didn't suffer any damage from the high water last summer but it did see a drop-off in anglers and boaters. Spokeswoman...
April 16, 2012 - 10:25am
March 31, 2012
After flooding repairs, warm weather brings campers back to state parks
SPRINGFIELD -- Activity at regional state parks and recreation areas has already been steady after many were cleaned up from last year's flooding. Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area near Yankton last weekend had 50 campsites filled, which is "unheard of" for this time of year,...
March 31, 2012 - 9:28am
February 17, 2012
Lake Vermillion recreation area adds new campground
CANISTOTA -- More campers will be able to enjoy Lake Vermillion Recreation Area near Canistota this summer, thanks to the addition of a new 28-site campground. "Lake Vermillion is a popular, well established park and the new campground will help meet the demand for more campsites...
February 17, 2012 - 12:41pm
February 13, 2012
North Point campground, facilities to reopen this summer after flood
PICKSTOWN -- State park officials say last year's Missouri River flood in South Dakota will have little impact on campers to North Point Recreation Area near Pickstown this summer. "North Point was lucky in that it escaped some of the major damage we saw upstream," said State...
February 13, 2012 - 3:33pm