Great Bear Recreation Park

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  • Address: 5901 E Rice St, Sioux Falls, SD 57110, USA, United States
  • Phone: +1-6053674309
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Park, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure
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No matter what season it is, the Great Bear Recreation Park offers something for all ages all year round. Winters turn the whole place into one of the best skiing spots in the city while during summers, the park is loved for the hiking trails.

Bird watchers will love the variety of birds that come your way as you explore the trails whilethe scenic views all around, are apt for photography.

Great Bear Recreation Park Travel Tips

  • If you want to hike through the Wallin Nature Trail system, do wear study shoes and carry a few power snacks and water with you.

Entrance Ticket Details For Great Bear Recreation Park

Skiing: Lift Tickets

  • Full Day (9.00 am to 9.00 pm): USD26
  • Half-Day (3.00 pm to 9.00 pm): USD23
  • Kids 5 and under ski/ride: free with a paid adult


  • Skis, Boots & Poles (Cross Country, Downhill and Telemark)Weekdays / Weekends: USD 23.
  • Adaptive Ski Equipment – Great Bear has a limited supply of adaptive ski equipment available to the public at no charge.
  • Snowboard & Boots Weekday / Weekends: USD 23
  • Demo ski rentals- Great Bear has high performance ski rental equipment available for: USD35.

Kirby Family Tubing Park admission fee:

  • Season long pass: Tubing USD149
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 3 pm – 9 pm USD9
  • Friday: 3 pm – 10 pm for USD9

Weekends & School Holidays:

  • Morning Session: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm for USD12
  • Afternoon Session: 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm for USD17
  • Evening Session: 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm for USD12
  • All day (unlimited time) for USD20
  • Kids 5 and under tube free with an adult. 

For other prices, visit the official website.

Great Bear Recreation Park Hours

Skiing and Snowboarding (during winters)

  • Monday – Thursday: 3.00 pm-9.00 pm
  • Friday: 9.00 am-10.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Sioux Falls school holidays: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm

Kirby Family Tubing Park (during winters)

  • Monday Closed to groups of 50 only.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 3.00 pm-9.00 pm
  • Friday: 3.00 pm-10.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Sioux Falls school holidays: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm

During Spring, Summer and Fall seasons:

  • The Wallin Nature Trail System is open from 8.00 am till dusk, 7 days a week.

For other timings including snowboarding and skiing lessons, visit the official website.

How to Reach Great Bear Recreation Park

  • By Bus: Cleveland/1 blk south of Rice (around 4 kilometers away)
  • By Taxi

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  • Great Bear Recreation Park Address: 5901 E Rice St, Sioux Falls, SD 57110, USA, United States
  • Great Bear Recreation Park Contact Number: +1-6053674309
  • Time required to visit Great Bear Recreation Park: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 9.82% of people who visit Sioux Falls include Great Bear Recreation Park in their plan

  • 54.55% of people start their Great Bear Recreation Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Great Bear Recreation Park

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Great Bear Recreation Park

People normally club together Devil's Gulch and Sioux Falls Canaries while planning their visit to Great Bear Recreation Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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