Description

Nestled on the shores of Shadehill Reservoir, Shadehill Recreation Area offers opportunities to enjoy land- and water-based activities. The reservoir is one of western South Dakota's few large lakes. The dam, built in 1951 by the Bureau of Reclamation, creates more than 5,000 surface acres of water to enjoy.

Give yourself plenty of time to explore the area by reserving a campsite, cabin or the two-bedroom lodge. Planning your stay is easy when you use the online system. The two-bedroom lodge at Shadehill Recreation Area is a favorite for family retreats and hunting groups. The furnished lodge sleeps up to 10 people and is air-conditioned and heated. It can be reserved a year in advance. The cabins, which accommodate four people, also have heating, air conditioning, electricity and a fire grate and picnic table outside. Campsites all come with electricity and access to comfort stations with showers and flush toilets.

To take advantage of the large inviting lake at Shadehill Recreation Area, guests may hit the beach, use the boat ramp and fish for walleye, smallmouth bass and crappie. The town of Lemmon, 12 miles away, is home to the Petrified Wood Park and Museum and the annual Boss Cowman Rodeo and Tent Celebration.

Amenities

Onsite

  • Pull Thru Available
  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Group Area
  • Lake
  • River
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Courtesy Dock
  • ADA Accessible
  • Groups Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Horse Facility
  • Chapel Services

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Limited
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sailing/Windsurfing
  • Scenic Driving
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • ATV/OHV/Mtcy
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Biking - Road
  • Entertainment
  • Golfing
  • Trap/Skeet Shooting

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shane
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Very well kept facilities staff does an excellent job dumpsters got awful full for being there in the middle of the week
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shane
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A great outdoor experience!!
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The campsite, cabins, shower house, fish cleaning station, and the staff were just wonderful. We had such a good time! We tented the first night until our cabin became available. It was very pleasant, quiet and relaxing. The cabin was clean, cool, and a real heat reliever from that afternoon sun. We had beautiful views over the water and could beach our boat down below so you could come and go from the water to the cabin easily. We had so much fun fishing, because we caught so many fish! We caught Crappie, Walleye, Perch, and Catfish. The fish cleaning station was so nice with a fish grinder for the waste. The shower house and bathrooms were very clean and updated. The hot water was plentiful, even had to turn it down during shower plus the showers were free! A big sink behind the shower house/bathrooms was very handy to wash any big items like roasters and crock pots. We have decided to make this an annual trip and we plan to stay longer next year!
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Twila Tennison
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Reviewed 07/21/2015
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camper
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I have camped here many times over the years and really enjoy it. I would grade it excellent except for the fact the dumpsters are parked too close to camp sites and they smell awful. They should be moved to a neutral area where they won't bother anyone. They smell like they are filled with rotten fish guts.
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joseph
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Reviewed 07/10/2015
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Annual Camping Trip
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We camp at Shadehill for a week every year and we always love it. This year we had cabins #7 and family with us rented #6. These cabins are very spacious and set up even better then the larger ones that we stayed in in the past. If you rent these cabins I suggest you bring a canopy(the trees are young and there is not a lot of shade), along with all of your essential camping gear to sleep and cook with. Access from these cabins to the water is awesome so bring your water shoes and toys and jump in the lake! Fishing from this area of shore was not the best but I know it has been in the past (just not this week however; it was good from the boat). Remember bug spray, and you may want yard guard for the flies...Our family loves Shadehill!!!
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TMH
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Reviewed 06/29/2015