South Dakota State Park Areas Re-open as Water Recedes

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials have re-opened the following areas:

Palisades State Park near Garretson
Beaver Creek Nature Area near Valley Springs
Lake Alvin Recreation Area near Harrisburg
Newton Hills State Park horse camp, lower road, and Lake Lakota near Canton

The parks closed last week due to flooding.

Park users are asked to pay attention to local road closures near the parks, as some areas may still be affected by high water.

A complete list of GFP’s flood-related closures can be found at