The GFP Fitness Passport Challenge encourages people of all ages to get outdoors and visit South Dakota State Parks, the state fish hatcheries and The Outdoor Campuses. To get started you can pick up a passport book at any state park or GFP office or visit the GFP website to request a copy.
Visitors to state parks, recreation areas, fish hatcheries and The Outdoor Campuses can have their passport book stamped in an effort to receive incentives.
State parks offer many opportunities for outdoor activities and education. Families can travel the state and visit Game, Fish and Park areas while participating in healthy activities such as hiking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, birding, swimming, cross-country skiing, hunting or fishing.
Areas to visit include all 61 state parks and recreation areas, three fish hatcheries, The Outdoor Campus East, The Outdoor Campus West and the Family Park in Sioux Falls.
Once a visitor has a set number of stamps, he/she can take the book into any park or GFP office to receive incentives. Prizes will be given for visiting 10, 25, 45 and 65 + areas.
Each area has a stamp that can be found in a lock box, so visitors can stamp their books even when staff is not present. The combination to unlock the box is listed on the page that describes the area. Lock boxes are located near the self registration stations at state park entrances and on welcome signs at non-fee areas.
Prize levels are reached when you have 10, 25, 45 and 65 stamps in your passport book. When you’ve reached one of the levels, take the Passport Prize form and your book to a Game, Fish and Parks office or a state park for verification. Ask a staff member to verify the levels you’ve reached and sign your form.