Eligibility: For groups or organizations in lieu of individual park entrance fees for a private one-day event held at state parks or recreation areas. Available in increments of $50 for every 50 people age 12 and over attending. Competitive events not eligible. Estimated attendance and payment in full required at least 15 days prior to event. No refunds. Does not extend overnight.
If the event involves 200 or more participants, or if the event is determined to involve a high risk of injury to participant or others, liability insurance and waivers will be required. The above Event Organizer shall not engage in the organized event without securing the following insurance coverage, if required, and having said coverage approved by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
The Department’s approval or acceptance of above certificate of insurance or waivers shall in no way release or relieve the Event Organizer from any responsibility, liability or obligation. All insurance policies and Certificates shall be issued only by companies licensed to do business in the State of South Dakota and acceptable to the State. If the application is approved, it shall be the Event Organizer’s responsibility to keep the coverage current and in force for the duration of the permit. Examples of liability waivers acceptable to the State are available from the Department Site Manager or the statewide Special Event Permit Coordinator.
The following conditions are agreed to by the Event Organizer and persons participating in above described activity:
It is fully understood by the Event Organizer that this application for permission to hold a special event on public water and/or land controlled by Game, Fish and Parks is requested with full knowledge that the above-mentioned conditions must be adhered to. Violation of the provisions of this application is a misdemeanor and may result in revocation of this application and/or denial of future applications.