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GFP News - November 21, 2017


give the gift of the outdoors with state park gift cards

Pierre, S.D. -  South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has gift cards available for those who have outdoor-lovers on their Christmas shopping list this year. GFP says the South Dakota State Park gift cards are the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.

The pre-paid cards can be used to purchase South Dakota State Parks services and merchandise, including camping reservations, annual state park entrance licenses, entrance fees and firewood.

Gift cards can be purchased online at, by calling 1.800.710.2267 or at local state park offices.


camp year-round at South Dakota State PArks

Pierre, S.D. -  South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind park visitors that camping isn't just for summer. Parks accept reservations and electricity stays on year-round.

Camping cabins and group lodges can be reserved as few as two days before arrival. Campsite reservations are available right up until the day of arrival. Reserve online at

Facilities like shower houses are kept open as long as weather allows, and roads and trails are plowed where possible. Contact the park directly to check their status before you arrive.

"The fall and winter months are a great time to explore the outdoors," said visitor services coordinator Lynn Spomer. "Hiking, bird watching, snowshoeing and nature photography are all fun ways to spend time outside when the seasons change."

Special events go on year-round too. The parks offer snowshoe hikes and holiday happenings this winter. See the events calendar at for programs in your area.


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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