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Custer State Park

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department plans to ask the legislature for $18 million for building two big projects out west and fixing two dams damaged by floods, according to KELO.

Secretary Kevin Robling laid out the proposals Tuesday (Jan. 4) to the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. They have Governor Kristi Noem’s backing.

The largest request of $9.8 million is to build a 176-site campground at Custer State Park north of the airport. Robling said the expansion would add 30% more sites in the park, the first in more than 40 years.

“Demand is very, very high in Custer State Park for camping,” he said.

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