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    Description

    Palisades State Park is one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. Split Rock Creek, which flows through the park, is lined with Sioux quartzite formations varying from shelves several feet above the water to 50-foot vertical cliffs. Scenic overlooks and rushing water make Palisades an appealing getaway. The park is popular among campers, photographers, sightseers, picnickers, rock climbers and hikers.

    A perfect site for weddings, reunions and meeting is the lodge at Palisades State Park, open year-round. It has four bedrooms that sleep up to 12 people and also offers a full kitchen, dining area and relaxation room. The back deck has a great view of the creek and Sioux quartzite rock formations. You can reserve the lodge, a campsite or camping cabin by using the online system. Camp sites come with or without electricity, and the one-room cabins sleep four. Furnishings include a set of bunk beds, a double bed, table and benches, with a picnic table, porch and fire grate outside.

    For millions of years, Split Rock Creek cut deep gorges through Palisades State Park. Geologists estimate the Sioux quartzite spires are 1.2 billion years old. Four hiking trails twist and turn through these beautiful Sioux quartzite formations. The cliffs and formations at Palisades are used by rock climbers to practice their scaling and rappelling techniques.

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    Directions

    7 miles N, 1 W of 1-90, Exit 410 near Garretson, SD
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • River
    • Forest Areas
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Lodging - Other
    • Pets Welcome
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
    • Urban Setting
    • Good Shopping
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Playground
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Climbing
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Outdoor Games
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Pool
    • Water Slides
    • Rec Room
    • Gaming/Casino
    • Entertainment
    • Golfing
    • Hunting
    • Miniature Golf
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Skiing -Downhill
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/14/2021

    Great

    Clean facilities, great paths, beautiful area. We stayed at a tent site and had a great experience
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/11/2021

    Raccoon

    Overall, had a good time. Bathroom seemed clean but there is no light or air flow inside making it very dark and hot when door is closed. Had multiple encounters with a raccoon at our site... he opened a bag with food inside and stole a bag of bagels. He did not seem threatening but did lurk for the majority of the evening.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/11/2021

    A gem of a park!

    We booked this park for three days on our way to North Dakota. What a treat it was. Nice trails and scenery. Plenty to check out in the area. A day trip to Sioux Falls is a must. You will not be disappointed with this park. Great facility and staff.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/09/2021

    get away

    Merle the host is awesome. He helped us with a tire and other things. The bathroom shower is what one would expect, bugs and such. So many fun trails to hike. Wear good hiking shoes as rocks can be slippery. Lots of shade and wildlife with our site.
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