State Parks Offer Weekend Programs
PIERRE, S.D. – Schools are starting back up, but the weather is still warm. Take advantage of the last days of summer by attending a state park program.
- America’s Comeback King: The
- Bald Eagle, Chief White Crane Recreation Areanear Yankton, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. CDT. Learn all about our nation's iconic bird, its habitat, feeding habits and phenomenal comeback. Info: 605-668-2985
- Kayaking for Fun, Randall Creek Recreation Areanear Pickstown, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. CDT. Learn how to safely and effectively paddle a kayak. Kayaks will be provided, but bring your own personal floatation device, if possible. Info: 605-487-7046
- CSI: Newton Hills, Newton Hills State Park near Canton, Aug. 25, 4 p.m. CDT. Meet at the amphitheater where the kids can take part in Animal CSI! The park ranger will join us for this program where we will talk about animal tracks, how to identify animals, and make bookmarks. This will qualify as a Junior Naturalist Program. Info: 605-987-2263.
There is no cost to participate in the programs; however, a park entrance license is required to enter the parks.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather and bring bug spray.
For more information on South Dakota state parks and a calendar of events, visit www.gfp.sd.gov or call 605-773-3391.