New state park entrance licenses available for 2012

Posted October 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The 2012 annual park entrance license for South Dakota’s state parks and recreation areas go on sale Oct 1.

The 2012 park entrance license is $28 and is valid from Oct. 1, 2011, through May 17, 2013. Purchasers of one license can also buy a second at half price for $14. The license is required for entrance into designated state parks, recreation areas and lakeside use areas, although it does not cover camping costs or additional fees.

Entrance licenses can be purchased at local state park offices or by calling the SD Division of Parks and Recreation at 605-773-3391. Licenses can also be purchased online using a credit card. To place an order, visit and click on “Shop.”

The 2012 annual entrance license features a girl kayaking at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. Several state parks offer canoe and kayak rentals.