South Dakota

Libraries in Gettysburg, Mobridge, Kimball, Chamberlain, Pierre and Winner among those where you can check out a state park admission passes

South Dakotans can explore state parks without paying an entrance fee thanks to passes, which are available at many public and academic libraries across the state.

George Seamon, State Librarian, through the new Check Out South Dakota State Parks program. The program is made possible through a partnership between South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and the South Dakota State Library.

“Your local library is the perfect gateway to exploring the world around you,” he said. “The Check Out South Dakota State Parks program offers library patrons a great opportunity to enjoy the natural wonders throughout our state.”

Library patrons may borrow a State Park Pass from a participating library for up to three days free of charge. A list of the participating libraries can be found on the State Library’s website at

“South Dakota State Parks offers a variety of activities for families,” said Al Nedved, assistant director of the state park. “We’re excited to partner with libraries across the state in a new way to extend these outdoor opportunities to new people.”

Learn more and find your local South Dakota State Parks on the GFP website at

This program is made possible by funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) American Rescue Plan (ARP) available to the State Library through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Participating libraries are:

AH Brown Mobridge Public Library

Bowlle Public Library Bowlle

Cozard Memorial Library Chamberlain

Emma Burnham Frederick Public Library

Gregory Gregory Public Library

Hand County Library Miller

Hyde County Library Highmore

Jackson County Library Kadoka

Kennebec Kennebec Public Library

Kimball Kimball Public Library

Platte Public Library Platte

Potter County Library Gettysburg

Rawlins Public Library Pierre

Tripp district library Grossenburg commemorative winner

Alcester Community Library Alcester

Belle Fourche Public Library Belle Fourche

Bennett County Library Martin

Beresford Public Library Beresford

Britton Public Library Britton

Brookings Public Library Brookings

Canton Library Canton

Centerville Community Library Centerville

Custer County Library Custer

Dell Rapids Carnegie Dell Rapids Public Library

Devereaux Library, School of Mines Rapid City

Dorothee Pike Memorial Library Lake Preston

Edgemont Public Library Edgemont

Emil M. Larson Clark Public Library

Faith Public Library Faith

Freeman Public Library Freeman

Grace Balloch Memorial Library Marlin

Grant County Public Library Milbank

Harrisburg Harrisburg Community Library

Hill City Public Library Hill City

Hilton M. Briggs Library—South Dakota State University Brookings

Hurley Public Library Hurley

Huron Public Library Huron

Irene Wakonda School / Irene Public Library Irene

KO Lee Aberdeen Aberdeen Public Library

Karl E. Mundt Library – Dakota State University Madison

Keystone Public Library Keystone

Lake Andes Carnegie Public Library Lake Andes

Langford Langford Public Library

Lemmon Lemmon Public Library

Lennox Community Library Lennox

Madison Public Library Madison

McGovern Library – Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell

Mears Library – University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls

Menno Public Library Menno

Mikkelsen Library – Augustana University Sioux Falls

Mitchell Mitchell Public Library

Moody County Resource Center Flandreau

Newell Newell Public Library

North Sioux City Community Library North Sioux City

Buffalo of the Northwest Regional Library

Oglala Lakota College Kyle Library and Archives

Parkston Parkston Public Library

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Librarian

Plankinton Public Library Plankinton

Rapid City Public Library Rapid City

Redfield Carnegie Library Redfield

Scotland Community Library Scotland

Mission of the Sinte Gleska University Library

Siouxland Libraries Sioux Falls

Sisseton Memorial Library Sisseton

Sisseton Wahpeton College Library Sisseton

Sturgis Public Library Sturgis

Tripp Public Library Tripp

Vermillion Vermillion Public Library

Wagner City Library Wagner

Wall of the municipal library

Webster Public Library Webster

Wegner Health Sciences Library—USD Sioux Falls

Western Dakota Technical College Rapid City Library

Whitewood Public Library Whitewood

Woonsocket School/Woonsocket Community Library

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