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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C+
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Pheasants
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The pheasant hunters left bird carcasses feathers and trash all over camp site and all their trash in the fire pit. Called shadehill number. No answer or return call. What a mess.
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Aj
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Reviewed 10/11/2016
B+
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happy camper
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The views from cabins are beautiful and access to lake from cabins are easily accessible.
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misty
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Reviewed 09/14/2016
A+
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Favorite Place
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Once again, we enjoyed another fun filled stay at Shadehill!
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Happy Camper
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Reviewed 09/08/2016
A+
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Nice big spaces
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The whole park is A+ nice amount of trees and privacy. A good variety of offering. Would stop again and is a very well kept secret in an area of the state with little places to camp.
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Mike & Barb
The review was
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Reviewed 09/03/2016