Road through Spearfish City Campground to close starting May 1

Visit SpearfishSPEARFISH, S.D. — South Canyon Street between Spearfish City Campground and Winterville Drive will be closed from May 1 through September 30 during the camping season.

The City of Spearfish has worked to distinguish Spearfish City Park from the campground and that the road is closed to traffic primarily for the safety of the campers paying to use the area.

“It is important for the safety of the people staying in the campground and the safety of the people using the walking path through the campground to have the roadway closed to through-traffic during the camping season,” said Public Safety Director Pat Rotert. “This has been our policy, consistently, for more than a decade.”

Anyone is welcome to walk, bike, fish or drive in the campground, but the Spearfish does regulate parking during the camping season. Those arriving to visit someone staying in the campground are asked to stop at the office to get a free visitor’s tag so that staff can distinguish those vehicles.

“Our campground has gained a reputation for being the beautiful, enjoyable space it is for family and friends to stay in during their camping trips,” Rotert said. “We want to maintain a safe atmosphere, and decreasing traffic by closing the road assists with that goal.”

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