Spearfish Rest Area Study

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and the South Dakota Department of Tourism have been working together to revitalize South Dakota’s existing Interstate rest areas and welcome centers for the traveling public. Recently, the rest areas at Valley Springs, Homestead (Vermillion), and Wilmot have been reconstructed or remodeled to add a welcome center and update the rest area facilities.


The Spearfish (Northern Hills) rest area is the next rest area facility within the state to be reconstructed. This provides an opportunity to review the existing location, as well as the nearby corridor, for a location that best serves the needs of South Dakota visitors and residents.

Follow these links for more information and to provide input: