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Make Memories At Great Bear Recreation Park

Great Bear offers more than 220 acres of unlimited year-round fun and excitement just minutes away from downtown Sioux Falls, SD.

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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.

Trail Status (updated 9/12/22)

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