South Dakota's Game, Fish, and Parks Department has placed its plans for the purposed Spearfish State Park as well as its acquisition of Bismarck Lake on hold for the time being. According to the Rapid City Journal, current circumstances including lack of public support and funds have prevented it being implemented though the department will continue working on areas it does own in Spearfish Canyon. These areas include Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Falls, and Savoy fishing pond.
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For more information on the canyon and the state's postponed plans, check out the state's website concerning the project.