Restricted access to Newton Hills State Park

CANTON, S.D. - County Highway 135 from Canton to Newton Hills is closed at the junction of Highway 134 due to a patch of ground sinking in the area.

There will be no access for local traffic to the Boy Scout Camp and the Horse Camp from the south. Access to the state park campground is blocked off due to a sinking area between the horse camp and the state park entrance.

The public is asked to enter the state park from State Highway 11 to County Highway 140 and access the campground from the south.

The closure is expected to be long term as engineers are taking core samples to determine the extent of damage and solutions to fix the problem.