Little Elk Creek parking area temporarily closed for a new parking lot

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Current parking area at Little Elk Creek, located near Piedmont, in the Black Hills National Forest, will be temporarily close as a new parking area is established and built.

The new parking area, being working on by partners and local landowners, will relieve parking concerns, improve safety and reduce trespassing issues in the area with its growing popularity and hundreds of visitors each year.

According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, surveys and environmental studies will start to determine a temporary route to access the parking area.

The construction is estimated to finish by Meade County mid-summer.

Officials ask that the public be respectful of private property.

The Forest Service and Meade County are planning for future development that will include a more established parking lot.

For more information, visit the Black Hills National Forest website, or follow the Forest on Facebook or Twitter.

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