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Spearfish Falls, Spearfish Canyon State Nature Area, near Lead
Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon State Nature Area, near Lead
Spearfish Canyon State Nature Area, near Lead

Spearfish Canyon State Nature Area

Location

Highway 14A And Forest Service Road 222
LeadSD57754

Spearfish Canyon State Nature Area includes the Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Falls and the Savoy Pond area south of Spearfish and west of Lead. 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. Spearfish Canyon - which is along Highway 14A, also known as the Spearfish Canyon State Scenic Byway - is considered one of the most beautiful locations in the Black Hills. (Formerly listed as Roughlock Falls Nature Area.)