South Dakota: GFP to Review Boat Closure Petition for Swan lake

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission will take action on a petition proposal to designate Swan lake in Clark County as a "no boating zone" from Oct. 20 to Dec. 31 at their upcoming meeting in September.

M&E Land Company of Watertown filed a formal petition to the GFP Commission on July 20, 2017, to amend its existing rule for public water safety zones in Clark County. The petition was filed primarily to restrict boating access on Swan lake to provide a protected rest area for migrating waterfowl during the low plains duck hunting season.

The petition can be found online at:

The Commission will take action on this petition proposal at their Sept. 7-8 meeting, at the Ramada in Sioux Falls. Written comments can be sent to To be part of the public record, comments must be received by 12 p.m. CDT on Sept. 7. Please include a full name along with the city and state of residence. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. CDT at the Ramada in Sioux Falls.