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Photos from the hiking trails of Palisades State Park

I went hiking today in Palisades State Park, near Garretson. Here are a few photos:

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Plan ahead to camp Labor Day weekend

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks is offering a helpful hint regarding Labor Day weekend. Reservations for Labor Day weekend camping in

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Best shoreline fishing spots in South Dakota

If you’re a novice, venturing into a new activity like fishing can be daunting. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has many resources to help overcome that

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Credit-card acceptance one of big changes as camping season begins

Camping season will begin this weekend in South Dakota with a great change: Credit cards will now be accepted for all state park and recreation-area fees, services and merchandise. "This

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Zoo to get family-friendly facelift

Last week, the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls announced a charitable gift from the Hy-Vee grocery store chain that will help make the zoo more friendly to children and

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Summer concerts in South Dakota

The winter months are slow ones for music lovers in South Dakota. The state’s cities and arenas are small by metropolitan standards, so indoor concert options are generally limited. It’s

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State’s mountain lion population holds steady after years of growth

One of the more interesting things to happen in South Dakota during the past 10 or so years has been the resurgence of the mountain lion. The big cats were

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Extra caution urged this year on the Harney Peak trails

At 7,242 feet, Harney Peak is the highest point in South Dakota and is billed as the highest point east of the Rockies. The peak is accessible by a moderately