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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Three Nights
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We arrived on a Friday afternoon before the weekend crowd and left the following Monday morning. Our stay was delightful however a few annoying incidence occurred. Now don't get me wrong - we love dogs yet the owners are sometimes lax as in ... tying them outside alone to bark at everyone who walks by and to allow them to defecate at leisure without cleaning up after them. I witnessed a women so obese it was impossible for her to bend over and clean up after her dog made a mess. Dogs should not be allowed to bark and disturb the solicitude of the park.
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Spook
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Reviewed 08/12/2014
B+
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Well maintained
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This campground was very well maintained, i.e. the camp sites were clean & spacious, the campground host was checking in + making sure that everything was OK. The sanitary facilities were modern and clean! It was a pleasant stay for me.
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across & beyond
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Reviewed 08/10/2014
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Shadehill experience
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Enjoyed this trip very much. Great park and am looking forward to a return visit.
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camping oldtimer
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Clean up effort
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Been going to Shadehill for 30 plus years and have always found it a pleasant experience. The park staff deserves a big well done for the clean up effort after the October storm. Folks that don't see the park all that often cant understand the magnitude of the damage done to the trees. I know that there is still some work to be done, but with the number of employees available I think they have done an awful good job.
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old guy
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Reviewed 08/08/2014