Great Bear Chalet

Great Bear Recreation Park

Great Bear is a 220-acre nature park jointly operated by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and Great Bear Recreation Park, Inc.

Great Bear was established in the early 1970’s as a ski area and began expanding into a year-round recreation park in the summer of 1998. The renovation of the Chalet at Great Bear was completed in December 2001 and offers a wonderful 20-degree panoramic view of the surrounding area.  The 2002 completion of the Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature Trail System marked the completion of the Great Bear expansion project and officially opened the park to four-season use. Due to the nature of the ski season, the Chalet at Great Bear is not available for private use November 1 through March 31. Wedding events may be booked at the Chalet from April 1 through October 31 yearly.

To make arrangements for a wedding at the Chalet, please call Great Bear Recreation Park at 605-367-7317 or go to