DescriptionCreated in alliance with and approved by South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
This FREE mobile app offers users enhanced user navigation, detailed park maps, interactive GPS mapping for on/offline use and geocaching activities and games.
Discover nature and renew your spirit at South Dakota’s State Parks. Be enthralled by the sight of a bald eagle, swim in a glacial lake, or picnic from atop a scenic overlook. Choice fishing spots, miles of connecting trails winding through a variety of terrain, and an assortment of camping opportunities are just a few reasons to plan your visit right away. Use South Dakota’s Official State Park app to explore what awaits you!
With this Sanctioned and Approved Mobile Guide for South Dakota State Parks, gain access to the most up-to-date park information, upcoming events, news, alerts, weather conditions and geographic landmarks before and during your trip to the park grounds with the app’s many features.
Choose a park to visit by location, or by activities such as camping or fishing. Find that perfect spot with access to state park maps on/offline. An overnight stay is irresistible, so make reservations through the app. Share these picturesque scenes and more through the app’s social networking feature. Enjoy!
Interactive GPS Feature for on/off line use
The enhanced features of the Pocket Ranger™ apps utilizes the functionality of an advanced hand held GPS device to make your park visit more memorable and fun by using unique GPS capabilities. These features also include geocaching activities and games.
With this FREE version you get features that will make your experience worth sharing with friends and family all within park grounds.
If that isn’t enough…continue reading and you’ll discover why!
Use the features in the GPS Map section of the app to keep track of your friends, mark waypoints, record tracks, cache maps and share your activities.
Work with content, maps & features on/offline.*
GPS mapping options include Road, Satellite or Hybrid maps.
Easy-to-cache Interactive GPS Terrain Mapping tiles for offline use.
Geocaching activities and games
The GPS Parks Nearest Me feature will help locate parks nearest you.
The Friend Finder feature lets you keep track of companions while on a trail.
A built-in compass can help point your direction.
Use the Longitude/Latitude and Altitude positioning to navigate with ease.
Whether it is during or for future visits, you can Record, Save and Recall tracks or waypoints at your convenience.
Mark & personalize landmarks such as campgrounds, trailheads, fishing spots, parking areas & other points of interest.
Share photos, tracks, waypoints or current position with registered recipients through Facebook, Twitter or email.
Export tracks and waypoints in .KML and .GPX formats by email.
Let your family & friends know your whereabouts with the Alert Communication feature.
Access information with ease on/offline
Search for Activities of interest on-the-go
Locate Sites by Park or State Region
Cache and view detailed maps of park facilities, trails and campgrounds
Access up-to-date park info
Get directions to each site
Stay current on park calendar of events
Access online reservations
Interactive facility contact (phone, address & email) info
Receive news, alerts, and weather update feeds
Accessibility, pet policy, tide charts, ozone and/or water quality information
Share you experience through Facebook and Twitter
Flickr Photo share
* The enhanced pro features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception, however some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.
* Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.