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GFP Commission Holds June Meeting
PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their June meeting at the Aberdeen Ramkota, June 3-4.


Playhouse Road Temporarily Closed Due to Road Construction
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced that beginning Tuesday, May 31, Playhouse Road in Custer State Park will be completely closed from the junction of Hwy 16A (Iron Mountain Road) to Center Lake. The road will receive a total reconstruction starting at the eastern state park boundary to the entrance of Center Lake.


Fish Consumption Advisories for South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Departments of Game, Fish and Parks, Health, Agriculture, and Natural Resource partner to test almost 150 lakes across the state for metals, pesticides and polycholrinated biphenyls (PCB). As a result, fish consumption advisories have been issued for elevated mercury levels on waters listed below.


Custer State Park to Host Event for Bison Center
CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the new Custer State Park Bison Center on Friday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. MT.


Registration Open for Family Camping Weekend
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) announced that registration is open for its Becoming an Outdoor Family program to be held July 27-29, at Pelican Lake Recreation Area near Watertown.


GFP Commission Holds May Meeting
PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their May meeting at the Custer State Park Event Barn on May 5-6.


Temporary Boat Ramp Closure – Walker’s Point Recreation Area, Lake Madison
MADISON, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department (GFP) will be temporarily closing the boat ramp at Walker’s Point Recreation Area on Lake Madison.


GFP Commission Holds April Meeting
PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission held their April meeting at the Watertown Event Center on April 7-8.

GFP Tracking Lake Oahe Water Levels
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials are working hard this spring season to track Lake Oahe water levels and are planning for additional access work on the Missouri River reservoir.


Registration is Open for Second Annual Summer Trek and Youth Conservation Camp, GFP-NASP 2022 Tournament Crowns Champions
PIERRE, S.D. – The deadline for early registration into the Second Annual Summer Trek is approaching. Those registering before April 20 receive a jersey included with registration. Bicyclists can sign up online at mickelsontrail.com.


2022 Nest Predator Bounty Program Opens for All South Dakota Residents
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) reminds individuals the Nest Predator Bounty program opens for all South Dakota residents on April 1. The program began in 2019 as part of Gov. Noem’s Second Century Initiative.