PIERRE, S.D. – The 2012 annual park entrance license for South
Dakota’s state parks and recreation areas go on sale Oct 1.
The 2012 park entrance license is $28 and is valid from Oct. 1,
2011, through May 17, 2013. Purchasers of one license can also buy
a second at half price for $14. The license is required for
entrance into designated state parks, recreation areas and lakeside
use areas, although it does not cover camping costs or additional
Entrance licenses can be purchased at local state park offices
or by calling the SD Division of Parks and Recreation at
605-773-3391. Licenses can also be purchased online using a credit
card. To place an order, visit www.gfp.sd.gov and click on
The 2012 annual entrance license features a girl kayaking at
Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. Several state parks offer canoe
and kayak rentals.