July Fourth Camping Reservations in State Parks Open Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – Camping reservations open soon for Fourth of July weekend at South Dakota state parks. Reservations can be made online at campsd.com or by calling 1.800.710.2267.

“Fourth of July weekend is always a busy time in the parks,” said Katie Ceroll, state parks director. “Campers will want to plan ahead to get their favorite camping spots.”

Saturday, April 1, is the first day to make reservations for a June 30 arrival, which is the Friday preceding the Fourth of July. Reservations open 90 days in advance of the arrival date, so those arriving earlier can make reservations earlier.

Reservations open at 7 a.m. CT on the first day of the 90-day period, both online and through the call center. Campers can make reservations 24 hours a day within 90 days of their stay. A non-refundable reservation fee of $7.70 is applied to each site; however, this fee is waived for South Dakota residents. An additional $2 fee is charged to anyone making reservations over the phone.

Campers can make reservations for arrivals up to one year in advance at Custer State Park and for all of the parks’ group lodges.

For more detailed information on making reservations or to view the 90-day window calendar, visit gfp.sd.gov or contact South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks at 605.773.3391 or email parkinfo@state.sd.us.