July Fourth Camping Reservations in State Parks Open Soon

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PIERRE, S.D. – Camping reservations for Fourth of July weekend open soon for South Dakota state parks. Reservations can be made by calling 800-710-2267 or by going online to www.campsd.com

A three-day stay for holiday weekends is required at all parks except Custer State Park.

“Fourth of July weekend is always a busy time in the parks,” said Doug Hofer, state parks director. “Campsites are reserved well in advance, so campers will need to plan ahead and make reservations as soon as possible to get their favorite camping spots.”

Reservations for campsites and camping cabins in South Dakota state parks can be made within 90 days of arrival.

To arrive on: Make reservation on:
Tuesday, June 28 Wednesday, March 30
Wednesday, June 29 Thursday, March 31
Thursday, June 30 Friday, April 1
Friday, July 1 Saturday, April 2

Reservations for group lodges statewide and all campsites at Custer State Park are currently being accepted.

The telephone reservation center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (CDT). Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day. Reservations open at 7 a.m. on the first day of the 90-day window, both online and at the call center.

There is a $7.70 per site non-refundable reservation fee (not applicable to South Dakota residents). Camping fees must be paid when reservations are made and can be paid with credit cards, money orders or personal checks. Daily or annual park entrance licenses are required for all vehicles entering the parks. Entrance fees are in addition to camping fees.

For more detailed information on making reservations or to view the 90-day window calendar, visit www.gfp.sd.gov or contact the Division of Parks and Recreation office at 605-773-3391 or email parkinfo [at] state [dot] sd [dot] us