South Dakota Gov. Daugaard Proclaims June as “Great Outdoors Month”

Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Gov. Dennis Daugaard

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

PIERRE, S.D. -( Gov. Daugaard has proclaimed June as “Great Outdoors Month” in South Dakota joining with many states across the nation to celebrate the nature and resources of their states.

In the proclamation, Gov. Daugaard noted that South Dakota leads the way in encouraging families and children into the great outdoors.

This celebration of the great outdoors is designed to promote safe, healthy fun and connect individuals and families to nature.

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) provides opportunities to connect with nature through events, hikes, trails and educational programs in their continued effort to protect, enhance and care for South Dakota’s state parks.

Throughout the month of June, GFP will host day camps, archery lessons, disc-golf demonstrations, kids’ fishing derbies, educational nature programs and environmental events.

Notable events taking place throughout the month of June include:

  • June 3: National Trails Day
    A day set aside to celebrate America’s magnificent trail systems and their countless supporters and volunteers. State parks across South Dakota will host trail-related events that day.
  • June 3-11: National Fishing and Boating Week
    National Fishing and Boating Week is the perfect reason to get out on the water and experience the joys of boating and fishing.
  • June 10: National Get Outdoors Day
    National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.
  • June 14-16: Becoming an Outdoors Family
    Becoming an Outdoors Family is the perfect event to get your family excited about the outdoors and all it has to offer.

For a complete list of events, visit their online calendar.