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fishing at Outdoor University

The Outdoor University events give the whole family an opportunity to try out a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, shooting, archery, outdoor cooking and more. Touch fish, turtles and frogs; watch hunting dogs demonstrate their skills; climb in a conservation officer's truck; try on lifejackets - it's a day of fun in the outdoors.


  • Free! No pre-registration required.


Each session differs, but they'll include activities such as:

  • kayaking
  • canoeing
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • air rifles
  • archery
  • touch tank
  • nature crafts
  • outdoor cooking

Outdoor University - West

July 8, 2017
Outdoor Campus West
Rapid City
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. MDT


Outdoor University - East

August 5, 2017
Outdoor Campus East
Sioux Falls
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT
  • Food vendors on site.

All ages welcome! Youth age 7 and under may be unable to participate in a few activities, such as shooting and archery. The majority of events are open to all ages and several activities are designed specifically with the youngest outdoor enthusiasts in mind.