South Dakota May Limit State Park Camping Stays
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will vote on a proposal meant to keep people from parking their camper in a state park for long periods, according to the Associated Press.
Existing rules restrict the length of a camping stay by a single party or a group to 15 days, but it doesn’t put the same restriction on a tent, motorhome or camper.
Officials say some people use different family members and friends to make back-to-back reservations so their camper stays parked in the campground for extended periods, sometimes all summer. That leads to complaints from other campers when the campground is full and they can’t get a spot.
The commission meets today (May 6) and Friday in Custer State Park.