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GFP News - May 24, 2017


becoming an outdoor family event taking registrations

Pierre, S.D. - Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton will host the Becoming an Outdoor Family event June 14-16.

The event is designed for beginner camping families, families who want to try new outdoor activities and those who enjoy the company of like-minded families.

"Becoming an Outdoor Family is an opportunity to try different activities, learn new skills and spend a weekend outdoors with your family," said Emilie Miller, program specialist for South Dakota state parks. "It’s also a chance to meet other families who share similar interests."

Workshop fees are $75 per family. The fee includes instruction in four skills sessions, several general sessions, equipment use during the workshop, program t-shirts and an electric campsite for two nights. A campsite reservation will be made for participating families, but they must provide their own camper or tent. Families can extend their camping reservation to include the following weekend, June 16-18, for an additional $40.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and is not included in the registration fee.

Activities include orienteering, outdoor cooking, birdwatching, watercraft exploration, archery, nature crafts and more.

Register for the Becoming an Outdoor Family program online at or call 605.668.2985 for more information



GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.

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