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    Palisades State Park is one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. Split Rock Creek, which flows through the park, is lined with Sioux quartzite formations varying from shelves several feet above the water to 50-foot vertical cliffs. Scenic overlooks and rushing water make Palisades an appealing getaway. The park is popular among campers, photographers, sightseers, picnickers, rock climbers and hikers.

    A perfect site for weddings, reunions and meeting is the lodge at Palisades State Park, open year-round. It has four bedrooms that sleep up to 12 people and also offers a full kitchen, dining area and relaxation room. The back deck has a great view of the creek and Sioux quartzite rock formations. You can reserve the lodge, a campsite or camping cabin by using the online system. Camp sites come with or without electricity, and the one-room cabins sleep four. Furnishings include a set of bunk beds, a double bed, table and benches, with a picnic table, porch and fire grate outside.

    For millions of years, Split Rock Creek cut deep gorges through Palisades State Park. Geologists estimate the Sioux quartzite spires are 1.2 billion years old. Four hiking trails twist and turn through these beautiful Sioux quartzite formations. The cliffs and formations at Palisades are used by rock climbers to practice their scaling and rappelling techniques.

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    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • River
    • Forest Areas
    • Firewood Available
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • ADA Accessible
    • Club/Meeting Room
    • Groups Welcome
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • Playground
    • Backpacking
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Climbing
    • Education Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • River Rafting
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    • Golfing
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    Annual Palliaades Summer Camp

    John Dummer and the incredible staff is always so accommodating. I wouldn’t dream of reserving a site at any other campground. You guys do such a great job. In fact, we are camping at noon Hills next weekend. Just so impressed with all the energy that and kindness that go in to producing awesome weekends for plenty of families during their time off. You guys deserve a big pat on the back. Keep rocking and keep making South Dakota proud !!!

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    Great location, except for the trains

    There's plenty to do here, excellent hiking. Bathrooms at regular intervals. Plenty of fun trails to explore. We only had two issues with our visit. 1. Raccoons, our bad they got into our cooler. Be sure to lock them up in your car. 2. The train comes by often, through the night, it was annoying but bearable. Overall, my family had a lot of fun for the one night we were able to get. Really wish we could have stayed longer to really explore further.

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    beautiful park

    Staff is friendly. Park is beautiful. We stayed in a cabin and it was very nice. Restrooms were clean. Not a lot to do in the area besides the park but we'd like to come back.

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    We hosted a birthday party for my mom at the park. The staff was wonderful and the park is beautiful. Only complaint is the vault toilet at the top of the hill was dirty and the smell hit you before you opened the door.