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    Make Reservations to Camp Labor Day Weekend in South Dakota State Parks

    Starting June 1, campers making plans for Labor Day weekend can begin reserving campsites in South Dakota state parks.

    “Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of the summer season, and many people try to get in one last camping trip,” said Doug Hofer, state parks and recreation director. “Campsites are reserved well in advance, so plan ahead and make your reservations as soon as possible to get your favorite camping spot.”

    A three-night stay is required during holiday weekends at all state parks, except Custer State Park.

    Reservations for campsites and camping cabins in South Dakota state parks can be made 90 days prior to arrival dates. Custer State Park and the group lodges at Mina Lake, Shadehill, Newton Hills, Palisades, Oahe Downstream and Lake Thompson accept reservations one year in advance.

    Reservations can be made 24 hours a day online or through the call center. Sites become available at 7 a.m. CDT on the first day of the 90-day or 1-year window. For nonresidents there is a $7.70 reservation fee per site. A daily or annual park entrance license is required on all vehicles entering the park. Entrance fees are in addition to camping fees.

    For reservations, call 800-710-2267 or go online to www.campsd.com.

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