PIERRE, S.D. (KELO AM) -- Camping reservations open soon for Fourth of July weekend at South Dakota state parks. Reservations can be made online at www.campsd.com or by calling 800-710-2267.
"Fourth of July weekend is always a busy time in the parks," said Doug Hofer, state parks director. "Campsites are reserved well in advance, so campers will need to plan ahead and make reservations as soon as possible to get their favorite camping spots."
Reservations for campsites and camping cabins in South Dakota state parks can be made within 90 days of arrival.To arrive on:
Make reservation on: Thursday, for July 3, Friday, April 4 for Friday, July 4, Saturday, April 5 for Saturday, July 5, April 6 for Sunday, April 6
Reservations for group lodges statewide and all campsites at Custer State Park are currently being accepted.
The reservations open at 7 a.m. CDT on the first day of the 90-day window, both online and through the call center. Reservations can be made 24 hours a day.
There is a $7.70 per site non-refundable reservation fee (not applicable to South Dakota residents). Camping fees must be paid when reservations are made. Daily or annual park entrance licenses are required for all vehicles entering the parks. Entrance fees are in addition to camping fees.
For more detailed information on making reservations or to view the 90-day window calendar, visit www.gfp.sd.gov or contact the Division of Parks and Recreation office at 605-773-3391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.