Labor Day Weekend Events Wrap Up Summer in South Dakota

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PIERRE, S.D. – Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer, and South Dakota State Parks invite you to come out and enjoy their special weekend events before the snow flies!

Camper’s Potluck, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Recreation Area near Mobridge. Camper’s are invited to bring their favorite dish to share. While eating enjoy live music provided Ron Gienger and great games for the whole family! Prizes will be awarded. Bring a list of your favorite oldies requests and your appetite! For more information, call (605) 845-7112.

Lantern Tour of Fort Buildings, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. at Fort Sisseton Historic State Park near Lake City. This is your last opportunity this summer to tour the restored buildings by the light of a kerosene lantern. Hear the Fort’s history and unique stories. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The tour starts from the Visitor Center in the North Barracks and will last approximately one hour. For more information, call (605) 448-5474.

Kids Bicycle Parades, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. at North Point Recreation Area and 5 p.m. at Randall Creek Recreation both near Pickstown. Kids need to bring only their bikes, as decorations will be provided for these end-of-the-summer events!

There is no cost to participate in any of these programs, although a park entrance license is required.

For more information on the South Dakota State Parks, please visit or call (605) 773-3391. To learn about park programs in your area, contact your local state park office.