SD: State Parks Plan for Fun-Filled Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – No time to get away? Take a mini vacation at a
South Dakota State Park. Several special events that offer
activities for the entire family will take place soon across the

32nd Annual Sioux River Folk Festival, Newton Hills State Park
near Canton. Newton Hills State Park is hosting three days of folk
music, dancing and family fun during the annual Sioux River Folk
Festival. The festival starts Friday, Aug 5, and runs through
Sunday, Aug. 7. Info: 605-987-2263,

One, Fish, Two Fish: Fishing Clinic, Chief White Crane Recreation
Area near Yankton, Aug. 5, 1 p.m. Learn the basics of fishing on
Lake Yankton. You bring your gear, and we will bring the bait. Some
fishing poles will be available and parents should accompany
children. Info: 605-688-2985

Big Sioux Bustle – GFP/Geocaching Race, Big Sioux Recreation Area
near Brandon, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. Teams of geocachers will search the
park on foot to find hidden caches, each leading to the next. This
is a timed race with prizes for the top three teams. Info:

Green Eggs and Ham, Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton,
Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. We will mix the Dr. Suess classic with a cooking
demonstration. Learn the basics of outdoor cooking and enjoy the
samples. Info: 605-688-2985

Dutch Oven Demo and Cook-off, Indian Creek Recreation Area near
Mobridge, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. Come learn the basics of Dutch oven
cooking, then show off your skills in the cook-off! Info:

Oh the Places You Will Go Bike Hike, Lewis and Clark Recreation
Area near Yankton, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Bring your bike and join us on a
guided bike hike through the park. Meet at the Lewis and Clark
amphitheater. Info: 605-688-2985

Horton Hears a HOO Night Hike, Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near
Yankton, Aug. 6, 10 p.m. Bring flashlights and lanterns as we learn
about the night life of the Gavin’s Nature Trail. Please meet at
trail head and wear walking shoes. Info: 605-688-2985

A park entrance license is required to enter all parks.
Participants are encouraged to wear suitable shoes, dress for the
weather and apply insect repellant.

For more information on South Dakota State Parks, please visit or call 605-773-3391.


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