SD Game Fish & Parks pushes to increase State Park fees in 2020


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Entrance and camping fees to South Dakota State Parks will likely cost more next year. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission has approved the increases for 2020.

An annual State Park pass will increase by six dollars. A day pass will be eight dollars. Camping fees for prime and preferred sites will increase as well.

The Commission says revenue is down by $1.9 million compared to last year. It’s estimated that repairs to campsites, roads and boat ramps damaged by flooding will cost $8 million.

The fee increase still needs approval from the Legislature’s interim Rules Committee.

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