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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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    Nearby

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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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    05/20/2019

    Fun in May

    Very nice and clean campground. Pretty quiet most of the time. There were a few yippy dogs but not too bad. Enjoyed the guided geological hike and learning about the rocks. Then we went rock climbing and got to see some beautiful veiws.
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    05/20/2019

    First Time

    Great camping spot. Early in the year so it was very quiet. Loved the setting and river access. I will return.
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    05/20/2019

    Peaceful Retreat

    We rented the lodge for a 2 night stay for a graduation open house. It is an absolutely wonderful well-equipped family home. Although the weather was not great, the views and outdoor access was gorgeous! We could not have wished for more.
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    05/20/2019

    camp 2019

    Our stay was magnificent. The campground host was super friendly and helpful. There were many fun activities offered for the entire family to enjoy. The comfort station was exceptionally clean and the campgrounds themselves were well maintained.
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