Camping reservations can start being made this weekend

This weekend, campers can begin making reservations for summer stays in the South Dakota State Parks.

February 17th is the first day to make camping reservations for a Friday, May 18th, arrival – the State Parks’ Open House Weekend and traditional kick-off to the summer season.

Reservations for other summer dates will follow in succession, becoming available 90 days before arrival. Over 40 parks offer camping reservations on the 90-day schedule.  The exception is Custer State Park, which offers reservations one year before arrival.

Campsites become available at 7 a.m. Central Time on the first day of the 90-day window, but reservations for available campsites can be made until the day you arrive. The 90-day window calendar and more information can be found on the state Game, Fish and Parks website.