Newton Hills State Park

Newton Hills State Park


Location:6 miles south of Canton off County 135.
Facilities:118 modern campsites (108 with electrical hookups, 1 @di), horsemen's camp, 7 cabins, comfort stations with showers, picnic areas (é), picnic shelters, hiking trails, bridle trails, swimming beach, boat ramp, historic site, amphitheater, observation tower, volleyball court, playground.
Activities:Camping, boating (with restrictions), fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:Park is located at the southern tip of a geological feature called Coteau des Prairies (Hills of the Prairies). The rich glacial soils support an abundance of plant and animal life, including more than 200 species of birds that visit the park during the year.
Address:28767 482nd Ave
Canton, SD 57013

Phone:605-987-2263
Web: www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/heartland/newtonhills.htm
Size: 948 acres.

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References in periodicals archive ?
The Loess Hills of Newton Hills State Park in eastern South Dakota contains prairie sites threatened by forest encroachment.
The study was conducted in Newton Hills State Park. The park is located in southeast South Dakota and represents the northernmost extent of the Loess Hills, which extend south through western Iowa and NE Missouri.
Data from vegetation surveys, aerial photographs and stable carbon isotopes provide consistent independent evidence that forests, once confined to creek bottoms, are extending into the remaining prairies of Newton Hills State Park. Similar community changes have been documented in a number of other prairie sites throughout the Midwest (Collins and Wallace, 1990; Briggs and Gibson, 1992; Gehring and Bragg, 1992).
Superintendent, Newton Hills State Park, 28771 482nd Avenue, Canton, South Dakota 57013