SD: July Fourth Camping Reservations in State Parks Open Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – Camping reservations for Fourth of July weekend
open soon for South Dakota state parks. Reservations can be made by
calling 800-710-2267 or by going online to

A three-day stay for holiday weekends is required at all parks
except Custer State Park.

“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

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:

Tuesday, June 28         Wednesday, March 30

Wednesday, June 29     Thursday, March 31

Thursday, June 30        Friday, April 1

Friday, July 1               Saturday, April 2

Reservations for group lodges statewide and all campsites at
Custer State Park are currently being accepted.

The telephone reservation center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
(CDT). Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day. Reservations
open at 7 a.m. on the first day of the 90-day window, both online
and at the call center.

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 and can be paid with credit cards, money
orders or personal checks. 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 or contact the
Division of Parks and Recreation office at 605-773-3391 or email

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