Greetings,

Welcome to the state of Great Faces and Great Places! We’re thrilled that you have chosen South Dakota as your camping destination. There is nothing better than experiencing the great outdoors in South Dakota.  We have beautiful vistas, rolling prairies, refreshing lakes, evergreen forests, and granite peaks.

There’s plenty to do while you’re here — rock climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, sailing, or simply sightseeing. All we ask is one thing — that you have a great time while you’re at it.

South Dakota has more than 12,000 private and public campsites. We know there is a spot just right for you. Stay awhile, and get to know those who call our state home. Everyone is happy to make your stay in South Dakota one that you will remember for a lifetime.

At the end, grab your marshmallows and gather around the fire pit to tell stories of your great journey.  Thanks for coming!

Dennis Daugaard
Governor