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Camp Year-round at South Dakota State Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind park visitors that camping isn’t just for summer. Parks accept reservations and electricity stays on year-round.

Camping cabins and group lodges can be reserved as few as two days before arrival. Campsite reservations are available right up until the day of arrival. Reserve online at

Facilities like shower houses are kept open as long as weather allows, and roads and trails are plowed where possible. Contact the park directly to check their status before you arrive.

“The fall and winter months are a great time to explore the outdoors,” said visitor services coordinator Lynn Spomer. “Hiking, bird watching, snowshoeing and nature photography are all fun ways to spend time outside when the seasons change.”

Special events go on year-round too. The parks offer snowshoe hikes and holiday happenings this winter. See the events calendar at for programs in your area.