Record Year For South Dakota Parks

Record Year For South Dakota Parks


State parks in South Dakota were popular destinations last year.

Numbers out from the Game, Fish and Parks Department show that Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area near Yankton set another record with over one point two million visitors.

Regional GF&P Manager Jeff Van Meeteren says that was in spite of a long, cold spring…


Van Meeteren said they have continued to invest in park maintenance and upgrades…


Van Meeteren says it will be difficult to increase their number very dramatically from year to year…


Van Meeteren says they appreciate that many of their visitors come back year after year.

The top draw in the state was Custer State Park with just under two million visitors.

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