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    State Park Memorial Day Weekend Camping Reservations Open Feb. 25

    South Dakota state park campers can make reservations for Memorial Day weekend beginning Feb. 25, for Friday, May 25 arrivals.

    “Memorial Day weekend is very busy in all the parks,” said state Division of Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer. “Campers should plan ahead to reserve their favorite camping spots.”

    A three-night stay is required during holiday weekends at all parks except Custer State Park. Reservations are currently being accepted for the entire camping season for campsites in Custer State Park and for lodges in all state parks and recreation areas.

    Reservations can be made online at or by calling 1-800-710-2267. The telephone reservation center is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time daily. Online reservations may be made 24 hours a day, though campsites do not become available until 7 a.m. on the first day of the 90-day window, both online and at the call center. There is a $7.70 per site non-refundable reservation fee, which does not apply to South Dakota residents.

    People may sign up to receive text message reminders about reservation openings for holiday weekends. Text “SDGFP ROD” to 368638. Message and data rates may apply.

    The full 90-day window calendar can be found online at

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