The 2013 annual park entrance license for South Dakota’s state parks and recreation areas go on sale October 1.
The 2013 park entrance license is valid from October 1, 2012, through May 18, 2014. Purchasers of one license can also buy a second license at half price.
The license is required for entrance into designated state parks, recreation areas and lakeside-use areas, although it does not cover camping costs or other fees.
Entrance licenses can be purchased at local state park offices or by calling the South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation at 605-773-3391.
The 2013 annual entrance license features the image of a soaring eagle. Parks near the dams on the Missouri River offer excellent opportunities for bald eagle viewing in winter months.