- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking state parks visitors to leave their fireworks at home.

Setting off fireworks isn’t allowed on lands that the department owns or leases. That prohibition includes places such as state parks, nature areas, lakeside use areas and recreation areas.

State park director Katie Ceroll says parks are a Fourth of July destination. She says high use of campgrounds, beaches and day-use areas over the holiday weekend is a given.

Lighting off fireworks is also prohibited in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District and in South Dakota’s national forests and national parks.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide