Explore the nature trails, enjoy the lake, and camp at this South Dakota state park.
Newton Hills State Park is named after William Newton, a settler who arrived here in the 1850s. This state park encompasses 1,063 acres and offers fun for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Popular activities include swimming, bird watching, fishing, and stargazing. Over 200 bird species frequent the park every year. Other wildlife you may see include white-tailed deer, red and gray foxes, marmots, and squirrels. Campers have several options for campgrounds. You can bring a tent or RV or simply rent a cabin. Please note that the park only has vault toilets at this time.
If you're in the mood for exploring, you are welcome to use the multi-use and hiking trails. Horseback riders, bikers, and motorbikes are allowed on the multi-use trails. The Woodland Trail is an excellent place to enjoy a sunset walk. Take advantage of the view from the three-story lookout tower in the camping area before you leave. Newton Hills also has a playground, picnic areas, fire pits, benches, and basketball courts. If you're coming to or from Sioux Falls, consider adding Newton Hills State Park to your itinerary.