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South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities August 11

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting events this Saturday for kids and adults alike. The events offer a variety of opportunities to spend time outdoors.

RiverKid Sprint Triathlon, Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre, 8:30 a.m. CT. Info: 605.773.2885

Steady Ed Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, Fort Pierre, 9 a.m. CT. Info: 605.223.7722

What Good are Butterflies?, North Point Recreation Area, Lake Andes, 10 a.m. CT. Info: 605.487.7046

Adams Homestead Celebration, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT. Info: 605.232.0873

Dutch Oven Cookoff, Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT. Info: 605.773.2885

Frogs!, Oakwood Lakes State Park, Bruce, 2 p.m. CT. Info: 605.627.5441

Halloween at the Ranch, Pierson Ranch Recreation Area, Yankton, 6:30 p.m. CT. Info: 605.668.2985

Street Masters Car Show and Ice Cream Social, Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, Fort Pierre, 7:30 CT. Info: 605.223.7722

Meteor Shower Night Hike, Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, Arlington, 8:30 p.m. CT. Info: 605.983.5085

Meteor and Star Party, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls, 10 p.m. CT. Info: 605.213.1036

Perseid Meteor Shower and Star Party, Palisades State Park, Garretson, 10 p.m. CT. Info: 605.594.3824

All events are free with park entrance license; however, there are registration fees for the triathlon and disc golf tournament.

For more information on activities in South Dakota state parks, visit, contact the individual park office or call 605.773.3391.