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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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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/17/2019

    So many flies

    Other than the hundreds upon hundreds of flies, we really enjoyed our stay. We are looking forward to our next visit to the park.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/15/2019

    One night stand

    We pulled into Palisades park for a one night stop one day away from the end of a 61 day camping road trip to Alaska. We wished we could stay a week. Lovely, quiet, clean, private. Nothing bad to say except I could find one of the water sources on the map. A minor detail given the many strengths of this little gem.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/15/2019

    Gem of a Park

    This is a very beautiful place. Very relaxing!! Nice hiking trails. Campsites are large enough, so you don't feel like you are sitting on your neighbors site!!!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/11/2019

    Awesome!

    It was my first time visiting this gem of a park and only stayed for one night. I was thrilled not only with the helpfulness of the staff, but also with how well-maintaoned the trails, grounds, and facilities were. Hope to return some day!
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