The Outdoor Campus - West (Rapid City)

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The purpose of the facility is to provide outdoor education experiences to youth and adults throughout western South Dakota and to serve as the headquarters for the Wildlife Division staff of the western South Dakota region.

The Outdoor Campus' mission is to provide education about outdoor skills, wildlife, conservation and management practices of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to all ages in order to preserve our outdoor heritage.


Monday: 8 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm

Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: April-October: 1pm - 4pm; November-March: closed

Closed holidays

Our 32 acres of trails and habitats are available to explore seven days a week, from dawn until dark.

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Check out some of our incredible features and exhibits in our photo gallery.

Spring Programs

We're ready for spring, are you? Check out our Community Programs for fun classes and great learning opportunities. Go online to sign up. Review a step-by-step how-to for tips on a smooth registration process.

We have awesome classes for schools and groups, too.


The summer program schedule will be available May 1st. Registration will open May 8th for June classes, June 12th for July classes and July 10th for August classes.


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The Outdoor Campus West
4130 Adventure Trail
Rapid City, SD 57702
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You can help support The Outdoor Campus - West!

To donate to the project, contact
South Dakota Parks & Wildlife Foundation
Dick and Sue Brown, Development Directors
24866 Rocky Road
Custer, SD 57730
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