Do you have camping reservations this 4th of July weekend in a South Dakota State Park?  Good for you.  If not, so sad!  Space will be limited.

You need to know a few things before you start loading your gear.  Especially the things NOT to take.


The SDGFP advises fireworks and busy campgrounds just don't mix. Please help keep yourself and your fellow park visitors safe by leaving your fireworks at home. Fireworks are prohibited on all Game, Fish and Parks land. Instead, join the local community for firework displays, rodeos, parades and other activities. Celebrations are being held across the state.

Oh and one other note, the hot weather and dry conditions have prompted fire and smoking restrictions, primarily in the western side of the state. Be careful in these conditions, and contact the park before you head out for info on any restrictions.