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.