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Free Entrance & Fishing Mark at S.D. Parks

To kick off summer, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks is encouraging families to spend the weekend outside during the Parks' Open House Weekend and Free Fishing Weekend May 15-17. During the annual three-day event, anglers can fish without a license anywhere in the state, and entrance fees are waived for all visitors to South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. Camping fees still apply. Fishing regulations and limits apply. “Open House weekend is a perfect opportunity for families to spend some quality time together outside,” said Doug Hofer, director of state division of parks and recreation. “In South Dakota, we’re blessed with a...
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South Dakota Fishing Regs & Licenses

Resident
1-Day Fishing - $7
Annual Fishing - $25
Senior Fishing (age 65 and older) - $10

Nonresident
1-Day Fishing - $14
3-Day Fishing - $32
Annual Fishing - $60

License Requirements:
Residents under age 16 do not need a license to fish and can take their own limits. Residents age 16-18 are required to purchase the Junior Combination License, which sells for the same fee as the annual fishing license and...

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