Make Plans to Attend Father’s Day Weekend Events in South Dakota Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state parks will hold several
special events over Father’s Day weekend. The activities are a
great way to spend a summer day with your family.

Make plans to attend the following events:

Dakotaman Triathlon, June 18, 6 a.m. at Lake Alvin Recreation
Area. Visit for more information. Info:

Didgeridoo, June 18, 10 a.m. at Mina Lake Recreation Area near
Aberdeen. Come to the picnic shelter and find out what a didgeridoo
is, and what it does. The event is a sit-down class to learn about
the musical instrument and how to play it. All ages welcome.
Participation is limited to 15 people, but more can watch. Info:

Treats for Dad, June 18, 10:30 a.m. at Oakwood Lakes State Park
near Volga. Make some treats for dad on Father’s Day weekend! Info:

Lewis and ClarkHomestead Day, June 18, 1-4 p.m. at Pierson Ranch
Recreation Area near Yankton. Enjoy an afternoon full of family
activities. Info: 605-668-2985

Take Your Best Shot Photo Workshop, June 18, 2 p.m. at Palisades
State Park near Garretson. Join Park Manager Marty Dewitt, an avid
photographer, as he teaches how to take great nature photos. All
levels of photographers are encouraged to bring cameras and learn
something new. Info: 605-584-3824

Annual Dutch Oven Gathering, June 18, 3 p.m. at North Point
Recreation Area near Pickstown. Learn how to prepare your meals in
a Dutch oven and you can sample dishes prepared by others. Bring
your own oven and show others what you can do. Info:

Father’s Day Bluebird Box Workshop, June 18, 6 p.m. MT at
Angostura Recreation Area near Hot Springs. Bring Dad and come over
to the host site at Cascade Campground to make a bluebird box for
the mountain bluebirds of the area. Participants will learn what
makes the mountain bluebirds special to this area and some tricks
to entice them to use the crafted box. Bring a hammer and Dad!
Info: 605-745-6996

Lantern Tour, June 18, 9:30 p.m. at Fort Sisseton Historic State
Park near Lake City. Tour historic Fort Sisseton by the light of a
lantern. Learn about the people and events that make this historic
site famous. Info: 605-448-5474

Lantern Hike, June 18, 9:30 p.m. at Chief White Crane Recreation
Area near Yankton. Discover the sights and sounds of the night
during a hike on the Chief White Crane Trail. Info:

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and
dress for the weather. There is no cost to participate in any of
the events, except the triathlon; however, a park entrance license
is required.

For more information on activities in the SD state parks, visit, contact the individual park office, or call



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