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South Dakota State Parks Celebrate Winter with Snowshoe Hikes

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Parks are encouraging folks to get outside and remain active during the winter months.

Several snowshoe hikes are planned in the month of January at parks across the state.

January 6

Lake Herman State Park near Madison, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. CT. Info/Register: 605.256.5003
Richmond Lake Recreation Area near Aberdeen, 1:30 p.m. CT. Info: 605.626.3488

January 13

Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike in Custer State Park, 10 a.m. MT. Info/Register: 605.255.4515
George S. Mickelson Trail, 1 p.m. MT. Info/Register: 605.584.3896.

January 27

George S. Mickelson Trail, 1 p.m. MT. Info/Register: 605.584.3896.

There is no cost to participate in any of the hikes, although a park entrance license is required. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and dress in layers. Snow shoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on activities in the South Dakota state parks, visit