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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The cabins make amazing shelter in a late spring snow storm. What was disappointing was the still closed and winterized restrooms and showers. It would have been nice if that fact was reflected on the park website. Still we had an excellent weekend retreat.
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i absolutely LOVE this campground. my family and I have been going for 23 years and this is the first year we will not be able to make it due to the 90 day reservation window. Every year we go in July and every year we get cabins and camp sites; except for this year. It is breaking me heart that we have to find somewhere new to go this year and I am torn about this. Half excited that we will not find any place even half as great, but the other half is terrified that we will find a better camp site and we start going there from now on. Shadehill has been my summer home since I was learning how to walk and am deeply saddened that due to the reservation limitations we can't go.
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Resposting Frustrated's Review - We have a great time camping at shadehill when we can get sites. Wish you would limit how many camp sites you can reserve at one time. Finding that people are getting 10 sites at s time and then selling the ones they don't need online. This is very frustratingly I those of us that only book sites we need so other people have a chance to enjoy this awesome facility. (I agree with her comments!)
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