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fishing at Outdoor University

Three 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

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.


Outdoor University - Central

June 11, 2016
Capitol Grounds
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

Outdoor University - West

July 9, 2016
Outdoor Campus West
Rapid City
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. MDT


Outdoor University - East

August 6, 2016
Outdoor Campus East
Sioux Falls
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT
  • Food vendors on site.
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