Smartphone app now shows interactive map of SD trails

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Posted: Jun 14, 2015 9:56 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The smartphone app of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department now includes an interactive map that makes it easier for visitors to navigate trails statewide.

The map includes statewide non-motorized trails managed by the department. The trails can be viewed on a topographic map or aerial photography.

State park assistant director Al Nedved says visitors can see where they are on a given trail by turning on their phone's GPS feature.

The app's features include trail distance, surface type, types of use — such as hiking, biking and cross-country skiing — and any special highlights of a trail.

The GFP mobile app, SDGFP Outdoors, is free and available to download for Android and Apple devices. Aside from the trails, it also shows hunting and fishing regulations.