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State Parks Celebrate National TRACK Trails Day on Aug. 24
PIERRE, S.D – The South Dakota state parks are inviting families to enjoy the outdoors in celebration of the first National TRACK Trails Day on Aug. 24.

GFP News: Good Earth Guest Speaker, Mickelson Trail Trolley Rides, No Fireworks in State Parks
• Guest Speaker Coming to Good Earth State Park • Mickelson Trail Hosts Trolley on the Trail Events • State Park Visitors are Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home

GFP News CWD Plan Open For Comment, French Creek Horse Camp Closed
• GFP Looking for Public Comment on Revised CWD Management Plan • Custer State Park Closes French Creek Horse Camp

GFP News: Tabor Road Closed, Prairie Dog Control Programs, Roadside Mowing
• Tabor Lakeside Use Area Inaccessible Due to Road Closure • Prairie Dog Control Programs Available • Roadside Mowing: Hold off until after July 10

GFP News: Lake Alvin, Lake Lakota Re-open, Mirror Lakes Road Closed, Boating Officer of the Year
Lake Alvin, Lake Lakota Re-Open for Swimming Mirror Lakes Access Road Temporarily Closed Norton Named Brook Brown Boating Officer of the Year

GFP News: Fort Sisseton Festival, Lake Lakota Closed to Swimmers, Roy Lake Opportunity Extended
• Traditions Hold Strong at 42nd Annual Fort Sisseton Historical Festival • Lake Lakota Closed to Swimming until Further Notice • Game, Fish and Parks Extending Prospectus Deadline for the Solicitation of a Roy Lake Resort Concession Operator

New Application Deadline for South Dakota Deer Hunters Fast Approaching
PIERRE, S.D. – The deadline to apply for the six most popular firearm deer hunting seasons is fast approaching.

High Water Causes GFP to Declare No Wake Zone on McCook Lake
PIERRE, S.D. – High water has caused South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler to declare a temporary "no wake zone" on McCook Lake in Union County.

GFP News: High Water Impacts, Lake Alvin Swim Beach Closure
• Lake Alvin Closed to Swimming • Lake Mitchell Declared a No Wake Zone • Rising Water on Lake Francis Case Impacts GFP Areas • Use Caution at Lake Oahe's Bush's Landing Road

GFP News: No Wake on Lake Thompson, Kayak Safety
• No Wake Zone on Lake Thompson • Kayak and Canoe Enthusiast Should Be Aware of Hidden Dangers • GFP Commission Finalizes Extending Trap Dates,Hunt For Habitat Licenses, and Free Park Entrance Rules.