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

Recent Reviews

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Perfect weekend
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Our family met at Shadehill for a great weekend of camping July 16 - 20. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. The park staff was very patient. We were so lucky to have perfect weather for the jet ski and for the floating that we enjoy. The only annoyances were the gnats and we ran across some poison ivy on the way to the beach which was a little farther away from our campsites than we are used to because of the high water. Great weekend!
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Veteran camper
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Reviewed 07/23/2014
A+
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Great Stay
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We had a great stay at Shadehill! I would highly recommend it. Areas were clean, and the scenery was beautiful! Wonderful place for boating, and because the roads are paved, the kids can ride bikes, scooters, etc. We will definitely be going back!
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TLL
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Reviewed 07/23/2014
B+
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Camping at Shadehill
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A wonderful place and location. However, the mosquitos were simply overwhelming....
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Management Response
This has been a horrible year for mosquitos at Shadehill, we have been fogging at least twice a week and have controlled-release larvicide placed in all of the standing water. Unfortunately the conditions are perfect for the mosquitos this year, we are trying to control them to the best of our ability. The coniditions have to be right for the fog to be effective, if the wind is blowing too hard it blows the fog away before it can work to the full extent. Thank you, Jim Straight District Park supervisor
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bugged
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Reviewed 07/16/2014
B
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Shadehill experience
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Great resort and facility. Only negative I can think of is that the Mosquitos were terribly bad. They really need to spray or spray more frequently to control these. I would be discouraged from returning if they don't get them under control.
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Jimbo
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Reviewed 07/14/2014