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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
    11/24/2020

    Overnight Camping

    Beautiful scenery and nice campground! I stayed in a tent site #17 and had an awesome rock wall for a back drop. I would love to see this park develop some primitive hike in sites!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    11/02/2020

    Fees

    I very much enjoyed camping at this park on a cold October night. What disappointed me was the fee structure. I expected to pay $26 to camp for the night. When I registered I found I would also pay a $8 park entrance fee, a $7.70 plus tax. The fees came to over $40.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    11/02/2020

    October 2020 stay

    The heaters in the cabin we stayed in (cabin 6) clanked all night long making sleeping difficult. Otherwise, cabin was nice and cozy. I think the price of $182 for 3 nights should be lowered by 30% during times when the restroom and shower facilities are closed. The fact that there is no price decrease is not fair in my opinion. I had to boil water in a coffee pot to wash my hands, body etc. since we were there for 4 days. A little discount, like 30% or so, I think would be appropriate since the shower and restroom facilities were closed and we had no running water. Otherwise, scenery and cabin were nice. Thank you!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/17/2020

    First time camping

    I have hiked many times and have always enjoyed it. My camping experience was fantastic! Bathrooms were clean and campsite was tidy! Will definitely camp again!
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