The South Dakota Department of Tourism is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our state. The health and safety of our visitors, residents, and tourism businesses is our top priority.

The State of South Dakota does not have any travel restrictions in place for visitors. We welcome you to enjoy our Great Faces and Great Places. Our tourism businesses and attractions, national and state parks, hotels, motels, campgrounds, restaurants, retailers, cities and towns are open for business. We continue to prioritize safety by following CDC guidelines. Our industry has implemented hygiene, health, and safety protocols to keep you and your families safe while you are here. We encourage you to contact our department or the city/place to which you are heading in South Dakota if you have any questions about your trip.

  • Note some trip routes through tribal lands may be closed and alternatives needed. Check or call 5-1-1 for up-to-date road information. In addition, we have created a document with access to maps of documented tribal checkpoints and visitor information. (The number of checkpoint locations may change at any time. We will continue to update this document as we receive information.)

If you have questions about COVID-19 in our state, please continue to visit this website for up-to-date information. You can also visit

With everyone's health and safety top of mind, businesses and events are making decisions about their operations. A list of the modifications we know of can be found here:

Tourism Event Cancellations and Tourism Business Disruptions in South Dakota


SD Open Spaces