South Dakota Parks Host Family Programs Memorial Day Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – On Memorial Day weekend, visitors to South Dakota state parks can take part in special family activities. The programs are excellent opportunities to experience the outdoors with children.

Friday – Monday, May 25-28

Memorial Day Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display, Oakwood Lakes State Park near Volga and Lake Poinsett Recreation Area near Arlington. Info: 605-627-5441
Crazy Mixed-up Holiday Weekend, Roy Lake State Park near Lake City. Info: 605-448-5701
Friday, May 25

If Only Seaman Could Talk, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area near Yankton, 8 p.m. CT. Info: 605-668-2985
Saturday, May 26

Bird’s Paradise Walk in the Park, Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon. 10 a.m. CT. Info: 605-582-7243
Kids’ Fishing Derby, Lake Poinsett Recreation Area near Arlington, 10 a.m. CT. Info: 605-983-5085
History Hike, Newton Hills State Park near Canton, 10 a.m. CT. Info: 605-987-2263
On Sunday, May 27

Geocaching 101, Newton Hills State Park near Canton, 11 a.m. CT. Info: 605-987-2263
Walk the Fort, Randall Creek Recreation Area near Pickstown, 1:30 p.m. CT. Info: 605-487-7046
Monday, May 28

Oakwood Riders Trail Ride and Horse Show, Oakwood Lakes State Park near Volga, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT. Info: 605-627-5441
There is no cost to participate in any of the programs, except the Oakwood Horse Show. A park entrance license is required at all parks. For more information on activities in South Dakota state parks, visit , contact the individual park office, or call 605-773-3391.

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