Palisades State Park - Review
Great campground. Can accommodate some larger rigs. Ours is a 42' fifth wheel. If you take the lower loop, there are 2 bridges that must be crossed. The bridges are load limited. We were able to cross with a 8800# truck and 24,000# Rig. If you are traveling with a Class A, verify before you pull into the lower campground. There is also a steep hill and sharp turn to get out of this loop. Going up the steep hill, we were near dragging bottom. Coming around the sharp turn, take a very wide swing. We missed the tree by inches. If you are not skilled, you may want to avoid this campground for now. As we were told, in the next year (late 2020 or 2021), the campground is expanding and the new upper loop will be much easier to navigate. The bathhouses are relatively new (at least close to updated). They were very, very clean. There is a community water to fill up a rig. There is no water on the RV site. There is a dump station. No sewer on site. We did have a 50A space. In October, the park is very quiet. There were only about 5 RV's in the park. The campground host was on site. We never saw them or needed them. They were on the back of the back loop. The river was low in October. It was easy to see where there had been previous flooding. Be aware if you park on the lower loop.
As for the road outside the park, it is in terrible condition. You will take a beating.
If you need propane or food stock, there is the very small town of Garretson about 8 minutes away. If you need Walmart, go to Sioux Falls about 30 minutes away.
Nearby attraction is the Jesse and James Hideout Cave in Devils Gulch Park (Garretson, SD).