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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Reviewed 10/16/2015
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This campground was a joy to stay at in the past but not so much anymore. We experienced loud music and horrible language and no park personnel patrolling the park. Dogs were running through our site and the park 24 hours a day and to top off our stay the dump station was full and over flowing with waste and feces which resulted in half of the campers hauling their gray and black water, either home or to another facility to dump. It is a beautiful lake and a great fishery but the camping stinks. Wish the old ranger was still there.
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Frogman
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Reviewed 09/12/2015
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My friends and I stayed at the cabins prior to a wedding in Lemmon, SD. The cabins were clean, did not smell bad, were right on the beach of the lake, and were good for the price. The views were awesome and they did not feel crowded because there was plenty of space between the cabins. I would definitely stay there again.
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ND resident
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Reviewed 09/07/2015
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casual and comfortable
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The campsite was very cool for the area around it. You would never think it was there unless you traveled down the road. A little ways away from Lemmon, which was the town I was visiting, but getting a hotel would have cost me at least $100 extra for the 2 nights I was there.
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willieparker
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Reviewed 08/31/2015