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South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Events August 4-6

PIERRE, S.D. – From live music to owl watching, there is an activity for everyone this weekend in South Dakota state parks.

Friday, Aug. 4 – Sunday Aug. 6

Sioux River Folk Festival, Newton Hills State Park, Canton. $35 for a weekend pass. Info:
Saturday, Aug. 5

Halloween at the Ranch, Pierson Ranch Recreation Area, Yankton, 7-10 p.m. CT. Info: 605.668.2985.

Riverman/Riverwoman Sprint Triathalon, Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre, 7:40 a.m. CT. Info: 605.773.2885.

Lantern Tour, Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, Lake City, 9 p.m. CT. Info: 605.448.5474.

Kayaking For Fun, North Point Recreation Area, Pickstown, 10 a.m. CT. Pre-registration required. Info: 605.487.7046.

Evening with the Owls, Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, Fort Pierre, 8 p.m. CT. Info: 605.223.7722.

Creative Nature Crafts, Oakwood Lakes State Park, Bruce, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT. Info: 605.627.5441.

For more information on activities in South Dakota state parks, visit or contact the individual park office.