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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We love coming to Shadehill, but this is the 2nd or 3rd year in a row that the large shower does not work. The handle spins. We brought it to the attention of the camp host to no avail, he just said "yea, we really should get that fixed". Disappointing. Also, I saw a 12 yr old kid driving himself and 3 of his buddies in a Chevy Avalanche to the garbage and back. We had 2 kids under 5 with us. This could have ruined many lives if one of our kids had darted out in the street and this kid driving a huge pick up truck would have hit them.....this of course is hypothetical, but really? A 12 yr old driving a truck. His parents were in a huge party of young families having a real party time, so I hesitated to approach them. We did see a park ranger truck drive around 2-3 times during our stay there! Yeah! We love the wide open camp sites, all else was great!! Hope to see you again next year.
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SandaD
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Reviewed 06/20/2016
A+
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AWESOME
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First time out was an excellent experience!! Great park....great campers......excellent hosts....& great company!!
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Ernie
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Reviewed 06/17/2016
A+
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Relaxing
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Love Shadehill! We love to camp in the Fall and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Shadehill.
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Reviewed 06/17/2016
B-
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Branches Need to be trimmed
0 % of users found this review helpful
braches overhang the main road and campsites all over. They need to be trimmed back. They hit even lower campers!!!
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Reviewed 06/17/2016