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Shadehill Recreation Area

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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.

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  • Archery
  • Biking (on park roads)
  • Biking (on trails)
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical Interest
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Lawn Game Checkout
  • Paddleboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Checkout
  • Walking (on park roads)
  • Wildlife Watching
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  • Daily: $8 per vehicle
  • Annual: $36 first vehicle | $18 second vehicle (with coupon) | $80 transferable license

    Purchase Online

  • Campsites - electrical: $26 per night
  • Camping Cabins: $55 per night
  • Group Lodge: $280 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 85 campsites with 7 camping cabins and a group lodge

Directions: 12 miles south of Lemmon off SD Hwy 73

Nearest Town: Lemmon

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Shadehill Recreation Area
19150 Summerville Road
Shadehill, SD 57638
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  • ADA/Accessible Features
  • Archery Range
  • Archery Trail(s)
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campground(s)
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground(s)
  • Pollinator Plot(s)
  • Self-serve Entrance Kiosk(s)
  • Shore Fishing Access
  • Showers
  • Ski Beach(es)
  • Swim Beach(es)
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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Park Rating

Fire Restriction

The park is currently under a burn ban. Open fires are prohibited. Self-contained propane fire pits and grills are allowed. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions have caused significant drought and high fire danger in the area.

  • No campfires or open burning allowed anywhere on lands managed by GFP around Shadehill
  • Firepits and propane grills, with reasonable flame lengths, fueled by LP (propane) that can be controlled with a valve will be allowed
  • Charcoal BBG grills will be allowed for cooking as long as they have a lid that can completely cover the grill and the lid remains on the grill while cooking.
  • All charcoal will need to be soaked with water immediately after cooking.
  • Pellet grills will be allowed.
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Modern Lodging

The group lodge at Shadehill offers increased comforts in an outdoor setting any time of the year.
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ADA / Accessible

  • Boat Ramp Access
  • Camping Cabin(s)
  • Campsite(s)
  • Fish Cleaning Station(s)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Lodge
  • Group Picnic Shelter(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Swim Beach Access
  • Vault Toilets (open year-round)
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.76114
Longitude: -102.2185
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Additional Info

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