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.

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14 miles S of Lemmon, SD off SD 73
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  • Pull Thru Available
  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Group Area
  • Lake
  • River
  • Firewood Available
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • ADA Accessible
  • Phone
  • Lodging - Other
  • Groups Welcome
  • Clubs Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Open Year Round
  • Credit Crd Accepted
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  • Accom Big Rigs
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Conven Store
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Fitness Equipmt
  • Repair Services
  • Chapel Services
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  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Limited
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Education Activity
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Scenic Driving
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
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  • Pool
  • Arcade Games
  • ATV/OHV/Mtcy
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Entertainment
  • Golfing
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Flamingo Prairie

This year will be our 9th year at this state park, cant say enough good things. The only negative would be the fishermen leaving guts around and my dogs loving to roll in them. Pick up after yourselves people and make it pleasant for everyone!! A beautiful place to stay and hunt!
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The pheasant hunters left bird carcasses feathers and trash all over camp site and all their trash in the fire pit. Called shadehill number. No answer or return call. What a mess.
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happy camper

The views from cabins are beautiful and access to lake from cabins are easily accessible.
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Favorite Place

Once again, we enjoyed another fun filled stay at Shadehill!
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