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Life Jacket Loaner Program Available this Summer

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind anglers and boaters that the life jacket loaner program makes life jackets available for infants to adults.

All life jackets are in clean working order and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. These life jackets are free and can be loaned out for up to two weeks at a time. The program is designed to educate the public about life jacket wear and safety and provides a way to get life jackets to those who need them. Life jackets are required by state law for every person aboard a watercraft.

Below is a list of the participating GFP offices with access to these life jackets through the program:

  • Aberdeen: 605.626.2391, 5850 E. Highway 12
  • Chamberlain: 605.734.4530, 1550 E King Ave.
  • Ft. Pierre: 605.223.7700, 20641 SD Hwy 1806
  • Huron: 650.353.7145, 895 3rd Street SW
  • Mobridge: 605.845.7814, 909 Lake Front Drive
  • Rapid City (Outdoor Campus West), 4130 Adventure Trail
  • Sioux Falls: (Outdoor Campus East), 4500 Oxbow Ave.
  • Watertown: 605.882.5200, 400 West Kemp
  • Webster: 605.345.3381, 603 E. 8th Ave.
  • Adams Homestead: 605.232.0873, 272 Westshore Dr., McCook Lake
  • Lake Vermillion: 605.296.3643, 26140 451st Ave, Canistota
  • Lewis and Clark: 605.688.2985, 43349 SD Hwy 52, Yankton
  • North Point: 605.487.7016, 38180 297th, Lake Andes
  • Snake Creek: 605.337.2587, 35316 SD Hwy 44, Platte
  • Newton Hills: 605.987.2263, 28767 482nd Ave, Canton
  • Oahe Downstream: 605.223.7722, 20439 Marina Loop Road, Fort Pierre


GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.