A kayaker explored Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. (Makenzie Huber, South Dakota Searchlight)

Public-private campground dispute flares again in debate over failed bill

BY: - February 1, 2024

PIERRE — A bill seeking to restrict the expansion of state campgrounds was defeated Thursday following spirited testimony from a campground owner who said the legislation was about “broken trust.” The legislation aimed to amend state law to prevent new state campgrounds or additional state camping sites from being built without the approval of legislators.  […]