South Dakota - Carry in State Parks?

This is a discussion on South Dakota - Carry in State Parks? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I will be camping this weekend in the Sioux Falls, SD area. Does anyone know if South Dakota allows CCW in state parks? I am ...

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: South Dakota - Carry in State Parks?

  1. #1
    New Member Array climber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    10

    South Dakota - Carry in State Parks?

    I will be camping this weekend in the Sioux Falls, SD area. Does anyone know if South Dakota allows CCW in state parks? I am unable to find anything online.

    I hold a Nebraska CCW permit, so I have been researching SD's laws before I go up there. No luck with the state park issues yet.

    Thanks!

    /rl

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array MountainPacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    319
    Go to www.handgunlaw.us. The have an off-limits summary for every state, links to the authoritative souce and reciprocity lists.

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member
    Array SleepingZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    ne
    Posts
    1,737
    Every year we camp west of Yankton SD at a state park. Last year was my first time camping there after I had my CCW permit. To be safe I called up to the park and talked to a park ranger, and was told I was just fine. We will be heading their next week-end and yes I will be carrying. S. Dakota has nice clean parks. Have a good trip.


    Z
    An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.

  5. #4
    Member Array JasoninSD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    40
    Not a problem with CC in the SD state parks. I live near Sioux Falls, so welcome and enjoy your stay.

  6. #5
    Member Array B. Adams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Vermillion, SD
    Posts
    69
    There are a lot of nice parks near Sioux Falls, I hope you enjoy your stay.

    The parks have rules against uncased firearms, but South Dakota has statewide preemption, including state agencies. So while you can't whip out your M60, your concealed pistol should be fine. I wonder why they don't say that in the park regulations...

    I included the relevant text below, from South Dakota Codified Law 1-26-6.10

    1-26-6.10. Restriction of licensee's right or privilege to carry or possess pistol prohibited. No state agency may adopt or promulgate any rule that restricts any right or privilege to carry or possess a pistol in contravention to authority being exercised in accordance with being licensed to carry a concealed pistol pursuant to chapter 23-7.

    Source: SL 2006, ch 5, 1.

    If you want to look any other laws, everything is online here: South Dakota Codified Laws

  7. #6
    New Member Array climber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    10

    Thanks, everyone

    Turns out we are going to go a little east to Luverne, MN instead. Minnesota cares not for my Nebraska permit, so no carry for me.

    Thanks anyway!

    /rl

  8. #7
    Member Array Puppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    474
    Quote Originally Posted by climber View Post
    I will be camping this weekend in the Sioux Falls, SD area. Does anyone know if South Dakota allows CCW in state parks? I am unable to find anything online.

    I hold a Nebraska CCW permit, so I have been researching SD's laws before I go up there. No luck with the state park issues yet.

    Thanks!

    /rl
    Not to be mean, but frankly I wish every other state would refuse to honor Nebraska's CCL law since Nebraska won't honor anyone else's. Maybe then some pressure would be put on the Nebraska legislature.

  9. #8
    New Member Array climber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    10
    Puppy - I can see your point, but I am thankful at least some do honor it. It took many years to pass CCW in Nebraska, and it took some compromises. Hopefully preemption and reciprocity will be added soon. Both Wyoming and Colorado will honor Nebraska if Nebraska honors theirs. I'm sure there are several other states that would, too.

    /rl

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. ACLU sues South Dakota over the right to concealed carry
    By TX expat in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: January 24th, 2011, 01:46 PM
  2. South Dakota becomes the 5th state to exempt guns.
    By HotGuns in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: March 16th, 2010, 11:08 PM
  3. South Dakota Enters into Right-to-Carry
    By Loadedtech in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: June 14th, 2009, 02:04 PM
  4. PA To Allow Carry In State Parks
    By Gary Slider in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 21st, 2008, 10:25 AM
  5. Another carry in state parks.
    By sjones in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 10th, 2006, 08:07 PM

Search tags for this page

can you conceal carry in a state park in nebraska
,

ccw in sd state parks

,
conceal carry in sd state parks
,

concealed carry in sd state parks

,

concealed carry sd state parks

,
custer park ranger glock
,

firearms in sd state parks

,

firearms in south dakota state parks

,

handguns in south dakota state parks

,

ne concealed carry in sd

,
south dakota ccw
,
south dakota state parks rules and regulations
Click on a term to search for related topics.