State parks see busy July 4 weekend Mostly warm and sunny days this Fourth of July weekend kept South Dakota�s state parks and recreation areas busy throughout the state.
Game, Fish and Parks managers reported that campgrounds were mostly full, and many campers chose to take an extended holiday, arriving a day or two early and staying several days after the holiday weekend. Parks saw a high number of boaters and picnickers and good attendance at park events.
�A large number of people enjoyed the state parks this holiday weekend,� said Emilie Miller, information specialist with the Division of Parks and Recreation. �Parks saw the traditional large amount of campers, and a great number of park visitors came out to spend just a day or two in the park. Families spent the weekend visiting with each other, using the recreational equipment and facilities, and attending the many activities held in the parks.�