At a recent meeting of the Lawrence County Commission, officials from South Dakota Game Fish & Parks announced plans for the proposed Spearfish Canyon State Park, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Game Fish & Parks Department informed the commission that they would soon be seeking public input on the master plan for the proposed park.
The proposed park would include nearly 1,600 acres of land in the upper portion of Spearfish Canyon and Little Spearfish Canyon and traverse through Savoy, and up to Roughlock Falls and the Rod and Gun and Timon Campgrounds.
The Spearfish Canyon State Park Master Plan will include analysis on possible environmental and cultural impacts. While no fees are currently assessed for use of the area, Game Fish & Parks may consider use fees in certain areas, including Roughlock Falls—a popular destination for weddings.
Public meetings regarding the proposed park are slated for the beginning of the year. Times and locations will be announced at spearfishcanyon.sd.gov, which will be active in January 2017.
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