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GFP News - september 27, 2017


State park entrance Licenses available for 2018

Pierre, S.D. - The 2018 annual park entrance license for South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas will be available for purchase Oct. 1.

The 2018 park entrance license is valid from Oct. 1, 2017, through May 19, 2019. An annual park entrance license is $30. Purchasers of one license can also buy a second at half price. The license is required for entrance into designated state parks, recreation areas and lakeside use areas, although it does not cover camping costs or additional fees.

South Dakota state parks offer a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, disc golf, fishing, archery and bird watching.

Entrance licenses can be purchased online at, at local state park offices or by calling the SD Division of Parks and Recreation at 605.773.3391.

The 2018 annual entrance license features Good Earth State Park at Blood Run. Good Earth was designated a state park in 2013, and last spring opened a new visitor center. The park is located southeast of Sioux Falls on the Big Sioux River.


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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