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Explore Year-Round Fun Outdoors in 2022
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting a year-round activity with chances to win prizes for going outside and playing BINGO in 2022.


GFP Proposes Lake Vermillion Boat Ramp Change
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is proposing to include the boat ramp on the south east side of Lake Vermillion to be within Lake Vermillion Recreation Area.


Funding Available for Trails
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced today that applications are being accepted for grants from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).


GFP Commission Holds January Meeting
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their January meeting at the Matthews Training Center in Pierre on Jan. 4-5.


GFP Launches Go Outdoors South Dakota, the Combined Licensing and Park Reservation System
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) launched a new e-commerce system, Go Outdoors South Dakota.


South Dakota State Parks Celebrate The New Year
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will offer free, guided hikes in six state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.


South Dakota Snowmobile Trails Open Officials Remind Riders Many Portions of Those Trails Are Closed To ATV Use
The official start of the Black Hills snowmobile season began on Dec. 15, with the opening of the trails system there.


GFP Seeking Additional Public Input on Spring Creek Country Club Use
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Department is seeking additional public input on the future development and use of the Spring Creek Country Club near Canton (Harrisburg).

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in New Area
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in a new area in central South Dakota.


Game, Fish and Parks Accepting Proposals for Spring Creek Restaurant Concession Operator
According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), entrepreneurs interested in operating a restaurant located within Spring Creek Recreation Area in central South Dakota can now begin submitting their proposals.


GFP Commission Holds December Meeting
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their December meeting at Brookings' McCrory Gardens.


Custer State Park's Playhouse Road to Close for Construction
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 8, Custer State Park's Playhouse Road will be closed to all through traffic for a bridge replacement.

Good Earth To Host Open House Meetings on Spring Creek Golf Course Acquisition
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host two open house meetings to collect input on recreational development of Spring Creek Country Club.


Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in New Area
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in a new area in central South Dakota. Confirmation of the disease was obtained from sick surveillance efforts coming from an adult female mule deer in Stanley County.


GFP Shares Important December Dates with Individuals
The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks (GFP) today announced several major dates individuals need to be aware of as GFP transitions to a new e-commerce system.