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Spearfish Canyon Nature Area

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Spearfish Canyon Nature Area includes the Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Falls and the Savoy Pond area. The canyon is considered one of the most beautiful locations in the Black Hills.  A trail system connects all three areas and offers spectacular views of the waterfalls and foliage in the Fall.    

Bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing and picnicking can all be enjoyed in the nature area. Be on the lookout for the rare American Dipper, a stocky, gray bird often spotted catching its food underwater by swimming or walking on the stream bottom.

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  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoe Checkout
  • Snowshoeing
  • Walking (on park roads)
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    No entrance fee required.

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Park Specs

Open: Year-round. Winter Access: FS Road 222 from Savoy to Roughlock Falls is closed from Dec. 15 through March 31 during snowmobile season. The trail from Spearfish Canyon Lodge to Roughlock Falls is open year-round. Use at your own risk.

Park Size: Day use park; no camping

Directions: 1 mile west from the Scenic Byway at Savoy on FDR 222 in Spearfish Canyon

Nearest Town: Spearfish, Lead

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Contact Info

Spearfish Canyon Nature Area
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  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 44.34996
Longitude: -103.9443
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