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    Description

    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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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 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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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • 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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    Nearby

    • Golfing
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/04/2021

    Lovely area

    The campground was beautiful, clean, and green. The hikes were beautiful, and the cliffs and rocks were fun to explore. I wish we could have gotten ice at the campground. The road into the campground was not very well maintained, hopefully the town will be able to do some road repair. We loved camping at Palisades.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/03/2021

    A great park in the middle of nowhere

    My husband and spend 2 nights and wished we could of stayed longer. I found this park on Google Maps, what a beautiful place, private and nicely wooded and a small park. We will be back! Thanks for keeping your park clean and safe.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/02/2021

    loved it - would recommend

    Booked this very last minute when I needed to change plans and it was a nice park! Really cool geological features - you almost wouldn't know it was there. We camped and there was a nice site with lots of games you could rent and a clean big bathroom. The hikes were pretty but definitely not well marked so we just went "off path" since we couldn't really find the path. Overall would recommend!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    08/02/2021

    Fun beautiful, but not clean

    Surroundings are gorgeous! Loved the hiking and stream. But the cabin needs to be cleaned, not just sprayed with disinfectant.
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