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Educational Nature Programs

Angostura Recreation Area hosts an array of interpretive and educational activities during the summer season. Each program is geared for families with young children and will expose participants to the various natural and cultural features of the Southern Black Hills.

A few special events are also planned at nearby shelter houses for visitors wishing to participate in a mid-week activity or an evening program. For more specific information, please review the specific planned activity descriptions.

  • Fee: Free for the general public
  • Park Permit: Required
  • Dates: June - August

Evening Programs

Evening programs are held Saturday evenings between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • Cascade Campground Host Site: 6 p.m.
  • Horsehead Campground Host Site: 7:30 p.m.

July Nautralist Activity Schedule

 

June

Program Details

Date: Wednesday, June 8
Locations / Times:
Shelter house #2 - 9:30 a.m. - noon
Info: 605.745.6996

Nature Day Camp: Kids' Fishing Day

Grab a fishing pole and take to the shoreline in search of walleye, bass, and other legendary South Dakota fish. Participants will learn how to tie a fishing knot, take part in a casting contest, boat and water safety, learn some tricks for cleaning the catch, and make fish prints to take home. Geared for kids ages 7 - 12. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a snack.


July

Nature Day Camp: Track Detectives

When many animals are nocturnal and most people are diurnal (awake during the day), it can be a mystery figuring out where an animal was going and what it was doing when only foot prints are left behind. Come learn about the many animals of the area, how to identify common animal tracks, and make an animal track to take home. You will be surprised what animals call Angostura home! Wear water shoes; bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack.

Program Details

Date: Wednesday, July 13
Locations / Times:
Shelter house #2 - 9:30 a.m. - noon
Info: 605.745.6996

August

Nature Day Camp: All About Buffalo - Buffalo Olympics

Learn fun facts about buffalo and then see if you have what it takes to be one of these amazing creatures! Through "Olympic events," participants will see if they can run, jump, weigh (and many other events) like the native mammal of the plains - the buffalo!

Program Details

Date: Wednesday, August 10
Locations / Times:
Shelter house #2 - 9:30 a.m. - noon
Info: 605.745.6996