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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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    Social Distance

    Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the hills this is the place to go, the serenity is second to none, need some life inspiration visit the Hugh Glass monument read about a guy that traveled 200 miles in the 1800's after being mauled by a bear.
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    37 years and counting

    This outing we stayed at the renovated Lodge. It is awesome, three bedrooms, sleeps 12 and 2 and 1/2 baths, this place rocks. All kinds of room to spread out in. Kitchen was great with plenty of cooking and counter space. We'll be back.
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    Nice Park

    Nice park. Not many campers in November. Did find that bird and deer hunters were hunting in the park (we are hunters but we follow the "rules") so there were some safety issues.
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    Great place
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