SD Memorial Day Weekend Camping Reservations Open Feb. 26

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PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state park campers can make reservations for Memorial Day weekend, beginning Feb. 26, for Friday, May 27 arrivals.

“Memorial Day weekend is very busy in all the parks,” said state Division of Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer. “Campers should plan ahead to reserve their favorite camping spots.”

A three-night stay is required during holiday weekends at all state parks except Custer State Park. Reservations are currently being accepted for the entire camping season for campsites in Custer State Park and lodges in all state parks and recreation areas.

Reservations can be made online at www.campsd.com or by calling 1-800-710-CAMP (2267). The telephone reservation center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time). Online reservations may be made 24 hours a day, though campsites do not become available until 7 a.m. on the first day of the 90-day window. There is a $7.70 per site non-refundable reservation fee, which does not apply to South Dakota residents. Daily or annual park entrance licenses are required of all vehicles entering the parks. Entrance fees are in addition to camping fees.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area and Hartford Beach State Park have added new campsites since last year, and all of the campsites have been re-numbered. New interactive campground maps are now available at www.campsd.com to aid in the reservation process.

People can sign up to receive text message reminders about reservation openings for holiday weekends. Text “SDGFP ROD” to 368638. Message and data rates may apply.

More information on reservations, including the full 90-day window calendar, can be found online at www.gfp.sd.gov. Call 605-773-3391 for more information.