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Good Eats Around South Dakota State Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – State parks and recreation areas around the South Dakota will hold cooking classes Saturday, June 17.

Experts will teach the basic skills and safety precautions of outdoor cooking while providing hands-on cooking experience. Key lessons include grilling, campfire and Dutch oven safety.

“As South Dakotans, we spend a lot of time outdoors,” said state park visitor services coordinator Lynn Spomer. “Teaching your kids how to take care of a fire and cook their food properly is a lifelong skill. Teaching them the importance of food preparation and safety around areas like open fires and Dutch ovens in a safe, fun environment could spark their inner chef!”

June 17

Kid’s Outdoor Cooking Class, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run. 2 p.m. CT. Register at goodearth@state.sd.us. Info: 605.213.1036

Dutch Over Cookout, Mina Lake Recreation Area, Aberdeen. 5 p.m. CT. Info: 605.626.3488.

Campfire Cooking, Oakwood Lakes State Park, Bruce. Info: 605.627.5441

The events are free of charge, but a park entrance license is required.

See the events calendar at gfp.sd.gov for more information about events in South Dakota state parks.