The Wallin Nature Trail System is open 8 am – Dusk, 7 days a week.
Skiing and Snowboarding - target opening day is Dec. 22, 2022.
Kirby Family Tubing Park - not yet open for the 22/23 season
Hours subject to change. Please call to verify (605) 367-4309
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As the largest park in the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department, Great Bear features winter sports activities for the whole family. The park is home to 14 downhill trails, a terrain park, the Kirby Family Tubing Park, and cross country and snow shoeing trails that provide fun and excitement for all skill levels.
During the summer months, Great Bear provides the perfect setting for hiking, jogging, bird watching or enjoying a picnic on our 4-mile trail system.
Our location also provides the perfect setting for outdoor weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions and other private parties. Stop out today and experience one of South Dakota's top natural attractions.
Downhill Skiing: Closed - target opening date for the 22/23 is Dec. 22 weather permitting!
Terrain Park: Closed
Kirby Family Tubing Park: Closed
Cross Country Trails: Not skiable, open for hiking