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Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

Sheps Canyon Lodge

Newton Hills

This lodge was originally located at the US Army Ordnance Depot at Provo, SD, (active from 1942 to 1968), and served as a commander's quarters. The home was purchased at auction and moved to its present location in 1996 by Sam and Diane Hill. This property was sold to the State of South Dakota in October of 2012.

Situated near the lodge is a full log bunkhouse, which was originally used as a schoolhouse in the northern Black Hills near Engelwood. It is now a camping cabin. The lodge affords great views of Angostura Reservoir to the east, along with surrounding areas of the southern Black Hills.

Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

28150 S Boat Ramp Rd.
Hot Springs, SD  57747


Sheps Canyon Lodge Front Deck1 | Sheps Canyon Lodge Dining Room2 | Sheps Canyon Lodge Living Room3 | Sheps Canyon Lodge Kitchen4 | Sheps Canyon Lodge Breakfast Nook5 | Sheps Canyon Lodge Accessible Bathroom6 | Sheps Canyon Lodge Master Bedroom7 | Sheps Canyon Bunkhouse8

About the Lodge

  • Four bedrooms
  • Accommodates 12 people
  • Camping cabin/bunkhouse available to sleep an additional 4 people at extra cost
  • Wheelchair accessible, main level
  • Four full bathrooms
  • Air conditioned and heated
  • Wireless Internet, telephone, satellite television
  • Download Features/Procedures


  • Linens are not provided
  • No smoking or pets allowed, except service animals
  • Water usage is limited to well capacities
  • Vehicles restricted to established roads and parking areas
  • Campfires are allowed only in approved fire grate, and are subject to burn bans
  • Out-of-state firewood is not allowed in the park; collecting firewood is prohibited. Firewood is available to purchase from park staff


  • $240 per night up to 12 people
  • $10 per night for each additional person with approval of park manager
  • $40 per night up to 4 people for separate camping cabin/bunkhouse - with lodge rental only
  • Park entrance license required of visitors age 12 and older; purchase online or self-register at lodge
  • Park entrance license required year-round

    • Temporary: Daily license $4 per person or $6 per vehicle
    • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license


Lodge is reservable up to one year in advance, and must be made by midnight CT two days before arrival.


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