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Life Jacket Loaner Program Available this Summer

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind anglers and boaters that the life jacket loaner program makes life jackets available for infants to adults.

All life jackets are in clean working order and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. These life jackets are free and can be loaned out for up to two weeks at a time. The program is designed to educate the public about life jacket wear and safety and provides a way to get life jackets to those who need them. Life jackets are required by state law for every person aboard a watercraft.

Below is a list of the participating GFP offices with access to these life jackets through the program:

Aberdeen: 605.626.2391, 5850 E. Highway 12
Chamberlain: 605.734.4530, 1550 E King Ave.
Ft. Pierre: 605.223.7700, 20641 SD Hwy 1806
Huron: 650.353.7145, 895 3rd Street SW
Mobridge: 605.845.7814, 909 Lake Front Drive
Rapid City (Outdoor Campus West), 4130 Adventure Trail
Sioux Falls: (Outdoor Campus East), 4500 Oxbow Ave.
Watertown: 605.882.5200, 400 West Kemp
Webster: 605.345.3381, 603 E. 8th Ave.
Adams Homestead: 605.232.0873, 272 Westshore Dr., McCook Lake
Lake Vermillion: 605.296.3643, 26140 451st Ave, Canistota
Lewis and Clark: 605.688.2985, 43349 SD Hwy 52, Yankton
North Point: 605.487.7016, 38180 297th, Lake Andes
Snake Creek: 605.337.2587, 35316 SD Hwy 44, Platte
Newton Hills: 605.987.2263, 28767 482nd Ave, Canton
Oahe Downstream: 605.223.7722, 20439 Marina Loop Road, Fort Pierre