Game, Fish and Parks reopening today

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks offices re-open statewide today.

GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler says offices have precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including spacing markers, sneeze guards and staff wearing masks when interacting with the public in spaces where a six foot distance can’t be maintained. He says taking responsibility for your own health is also imperative.

State park visitor centers are open and all parks continue to be open to camping and day-use. Hepler says park visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and purchase park entrance licenses online at To limit interaction, he says park offices are using drive-up windows and keeping lobbies closed. Many parks are offering online programming.