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GF&P launches new website

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Planning for outdoor excursions in the Black Hills just got a whole lot easier thanks to the recent launch of a shiny new website from .

The new site has an improved look and simplified navigation that makes information easy to find. Everything from hunting regulations to fishing length limits, geocaching tips to snowshoe routes - it"s all there.

One of the helpful new features that caught my eye was the point-of-view campsite photos. From a list of South Dakota state parks, you can filter down to a specific region, park or campground and then hover over a campsite number with your cursor and see an actual photo of the location before booking it.

The campsite feature was available on the old , but the new layout makes it much more user-friendly.

"Our website has been the number one tool we use to communicate with the public," said GF&P Secretary Jeff Vonk. "With large amounts of information to share, it"s important to make things easy for the public to find. The new website is a very positive improvement for the department and for our users."

With six South Dakota state park and recreation areas here in the Black Hills region, the new website is a great resource from our friends at the Game, Fish & Parks department.

Along with the improved look and feel of the website, it also has a new web address. To check out all of the new features (including my favorite campsite selector) go to .

And if - by some off chance - you can"t find what you are looking for on the new site, just use the contact section and the good folks at the GF&P offices will be happy to help you out.

If you enjoy the outdoor recreation opportunities in the Black Hills, I bet you"ll appreciate the new website as much as I do.

Until next time - Happy camping!

About the Author

Joe is a resident of Spearfish, S.D. He grew up in the tall-corn state of Iowa, where he developed an early interest in all things outdoors. After high school he moved to Vermillion, S.D., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising.

During his college years, two things caught his attention: the beauty of western South Dakota’s Black Hills and a girl from those Black Hills. After graduating from college, Joe traveled across the country as a recruiter for the University of South Dakota. He saw the sights from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas and everywhere in between, but it was the Black Hills (and the girl) that kept drawing him back.

He and wife moved back to the Black Hills in 2008. He's an avid hiker, mountain biker and road cyclist whose future plans include trying to fit a pair of kayaks into the spare bedroom.

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