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    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.

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    14 miles S of Lemmon, SD off SD 73
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    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • River
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • BBQ Facilities
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Lodging - Other
    • Groups Welcome
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    • Accom Big Rigs
    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Fitness Equipmt
    • Repair Services
    • Chapel Services
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    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Limited
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Games
    • Scenic Driving
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing -Cr.Country
    • Snowmobiling
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    • Pool
    • Arcade Games
    • ATV/OHV/Mtcy
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Entertainment
    • Golfing
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    Favorite place!

    Shadehill is always our favorite place to camp and fish! We live 2 hours away and its always worth the drive. Best campsite we've been to in SD! Will be coming back multiple times, every year!

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    Prairie Gem

    an oasis on the prairie. roomy sites. comfortable cabins. well maintained. i will come back as often as i can.

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    Cabin at Shadehill

    Spent two nights at a cabin at Shadehill in mid-December. It was unseasonably warm, which made my stay even more pleasant. The cabin was warm, clean, equipped with a microwave, and had a great view of the lake. The comfort station was closed at this time. I could hear the ice moving on the lake, the geese calling, and saw some of the meteor shower (great place for star-gazing, with virtually zero light pollution). The mattresses are definitely firm, so bring a camp mattress if you like a softer bed. This was one of the quietest and most relaxing stays I have had in a campground.

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    Winter stay

    Great campsites, hot showers, heater in the shower area. Clean, power to each site. Large addition in progress.
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