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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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    Winter stay

    Great campsites, hot showers, heater in the shower area. Clean, power to each site. Large addition in progress.
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    Refridgeration not needed

    Electric heat should be on the floor not way up on the wall! The heat could not keep up it would only get to 45 I had to go buy an electric heater to keep us warm.
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    36 years and counting

    We stayed in a camper cabin and everything was perfect. Nice to have the comfort station open this time of the year. Always a good time at Shadehill.
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    Cabin experience

    We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights and it was great. The heater needs to be a little stronger. It was cold outside and couldn't keep up. We were Archery deer hunting. Staff was great and very helpful.
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