SD: Governor Daugaard to Cut Ribbon at GFP’s Rapid City Outdoor Campus

RAPID CITY, S.D. – After years of planning and a year of
construction, the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department’s
Rapid City Outdoor Campus will be officially opened to the public
on Thursday, Sept. 29, with a 3 p.m. MDT ribbon-cutting by Gov.
Dennis Daugaard.

The Governor, GFP commissioners, department officials and many
volunteers and donors will attend.

“It has been a long road for a great project, and we are excited
to have the Governor officially open the doors,” said GFP Secretary
Jeff Vonk. “The Outdoor Campus will provide classes and training
for a variety of activities, including outdoor cooking, hunting,
fishing, camping and many others.”

“We have already had more than 500 Black Hills residents
participate in classes we’ve offered, and we really haven’t even
opened the doors,” added Outdoor Campus Visitor Services
Coordinator Chad Tussing. “The people of the Black Hills are very
excited about our programming.”

The Outdoor Campus has interactive exhibits, a 4,600-gallon
aquarium, and accessible walking trails.

“A visit to the Outdoor Campus will be like no other,” said
Tussing. “We want people to come and experience everything we have
to offer and get information on all the classes and learning
opportunities we’ll be providing.”

The Outdoor Campus also will have an Open House on Thursday,
Oct. 6, from 4-7 p.m. Open House activities include kids fishing,
furs, Laser Shot, live birds of prey, and appearances by Rapid City
Rush players.

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