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    Newton Hills State Park's unique dark forest, amidst a vast open prairie, has prompted many legends, including buried gold, robbers' hideouts and horse thieves. But visitors today recognize it as a great place to camp, swim, hike and fish. The park also plays host to folk music concerts and the popular FestiFall in October. Join the fun when you make a reservation for a campsite, cabin or lodge using the online system.

    The Newton Hills Lodge, built in 1915, served as the historic caretaker's home in Canton, SD, and played an important role in serving the healthcare needs of a variety of patients before being opened to guests. It can sleep up to 12 people and has four bedrooms and two baths. Like the lodge, camping cabins are open year-round. Each cabin accommodates 4 people with a set of bunk beds and a double bed. Both RV and tent sites are available, as well as horse camp sites. A boat ramp, beach and fishing dock let you enjoy water activities at Newton Hills State Park. More than 200 species of birds visit the area each year, and white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, marmots, rabbits, red and gray fox and squirrels are also found within the park.

    Newton Hills hosts numerous folk music concerts in conjunction with the Friends of Traditional Music. One of the most popular concerts, the Sioux River Folk Festival, is a 3-day event held annually on the first full weekend in August. The popular FestiFall event is held each year on the first Saturday in October. It features many family activities including arts and crafts, kids' games, hay rides and bluegrass music. The pumpkin takes center stage with pumpkin catapulting, pumpkin carving demonstrations and decorated pumpkin contests. Following the FestiFall event, the Candlelight Walk will lead visitors along 2.2 miles of candle-lit trail through the deep woods of Newton Hills. The trail will be solely lit by candles and carved pumpkins.

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    6 miles S of Canton, SD off Co. 135
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    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Horse Facility
    • ADA Accessible
    • Groups Welcome
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • River
    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Day Spa Facilities
    • Club/Meeting Room
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
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    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    • Beach
    • Arcade Games
    • Biking - Road
    • Golfing
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    how it was for us @ Newton Hills

    We have a family campout once each year with the parents and four grown children plus friends and offspring. Everyone was delighted with Newton Hills park. We especially liked kayaking at Lake Lakota, the hiking only trail, and the scenic drive through the picnicking area. We stayed in cabins 5 and 6 which are set off from the main part of the campground. When we checked out the park ranger told us that cabins 3 and 4 are even more secluded and quite scenic so will try them next time. The weather was hot and there were flies and mosquitoes, not the fault of the park at all. Everyone would come again and we plan to visit in the fall to see the colored leaves if even only for a drive through. Highly recommend this park to anyone.
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    Cabin 4

    My husband and I recently rented Cabin 4 for a couple of days! I absolutely loved it! It was away from everyone else and I felt as though we were the only cabin. The air conditioner was a little iffy - but what do you expect! Wonderful and clean park!
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    Great Experience

    Love that this campground is nice and close to Sioux Falls. It was fun and friendly with lots of activities to do. We have visited Newton Hills a few times in the winter to go hiking, this was our first time camping and I can't wait to go again!
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    Great park!

    The park was clean and quiet. The facilities were modern and clean. Can’t wait to visit again!
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