Pactola announces new lineup of educational events for summer season

RAPID CITY, S.D.– A historic team-up is coming to the Pactola Visitor Center this summer.

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Pactola Reservoir in western Pennington County, the source of drinking water for Rapid City, Ellsworth, and other communities

The Black Hills National Forest along with the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department will come together to host a series of educational programs, including officials from Custer State Park.

The events are free to the public, taking place on the outdoor patio by the reservoir

“We just feel like there are opportunities to use that facility,” Public Affairs Officer for the Black Hills National Forest Scott Jacobson said. “We have great partnerships with our state, with the game fish and parks and managing the Black Hills National Forest. The education, the information, and the knowledge that the folks over at Custer State Park have is what they do. And sharing that information with the public at a great location like at Pactola Visitor Center is just a great opportunity.”

The first event, Investigating Skulls and Furs, is June 18 at 1:00 pm. A special picnic and family day will also be held starting at 11:00 am.

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