Campers: Memorial Day is not far away
Although winter is still upon us — in fact, more snow is headed our way this week — it’s not too early to start thinking about summer. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks announced that you can now reserve a campsite for Memorial Day Weekend, which starts May 25 this year year.
The reservation window opened on Saturday for all campsites, lodges and recreation areas over Memorial Day Weekend. All parks except Custer State Park require a three-night stay during holiday weekends.
Custer State Park, just east of Custer, is South Dakota’s most famous state park. But you can also find Black Hills camping at state campgrounds at Angostura State Park south of Hot Springs, Bear Butte State Park near Sturgis and Rocky Point Recreation Area on Belle Fourche Reservoir (Orman Dam) near Belle Fourche.
Out-of-state residents must pay a non-refundable $7.70 per site reservation fee, which is waived for state residents. To make a reservation, visit www.campsd.com or call 1-800-710-2267 between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT daily. You can also get a cell phone reminder about reservations by sending the text “SDGFP ROD” to 368638.