8.8 Excellent
Shadehill, South Dakota

Shadehill Recreation Area

Shadehill, South Dakota

19150 Summerville Rd
Shadehill, South Dakota 57638
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Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.764667479535
Longitude: -102.23226577283

Elevation: 2295' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another excellent SD State Park facility. Sites are electric only, mostly back-in, paved roads, and extremely quiet. There is water and a dump site outside the camp area. We had no cell service from our site but could pick up satellite TV. Some sites have lake view and very pretty with the fall color. Staff at the gate were very friendly and helpful. Camp hosts were on site. Only negative was that the garbage cans smelled very bad. Our rate included the state park fee. We definitely hope to come back. We camped at Shadehill Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do not miss all there is to see in Lemmon- Hugh Glass memorial site, John Lopez's Sculptures downtown and at the Grand River museum and the petrified park.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

If you don't miss the signs to the campground (yep...we did) this is one of the nicest campgrounds we have used. It's off the beaten path and there are some downsides. They only have a few 50 amp sites, no sewer but a dump station and you must go in with water or stop at the fill station. There are water spigots throughout the campground so folks can get extra but there's no connecting. Our site was a very large concrete slab with a fire ring and table with plenty of room for chairs etc. Most sites are grass/gravel but all are large. There is no TV or cell service. It's a reservoir so water activities are big with a couple of boat ramps. We would go back here for sure. We camped at Shadehill Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A really nice State Park. The shower and bathroom facilities were spotless and we were almost the only people staying on the park. Through the summer there is a resident manager who lives in a big 5th wheel on-site, and he is very friendly. We were allowed to have a fire and the site manager was able to sell us a couple of bundles of wood. I really liked this location but the lack of sewer hook up and water was a real problem for my wife. The manager did warn us that the place was very busy at the weekend, but through the week it appears to be quiet as a mouse. We were able to dump and wash out our tank on the way out and also able to fill up with fresh water. If you're happy living for a night without full hook up I'd really recommend this place. but the lack of amenities stops me scoring it any higher than an eight. We camped at Shadehill Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State Park Campground located 14 miles south of Lemmon, SD. Long, level, well-spaced sites. Most sites are back-in, only a few are pull through and these are small. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Nice bathhouse with showers. Small, modern playground for kids. Vault toilers and water spigots are scattered throughout campground. Dump station available when departing. A few campers on weekdays but campground is full on weekends. Weekend reservations needed well in advance. Most campers also tow a boat. Large lake has good fishing and is excellent for water sports. We camped for a week and would return. We camped at Shadehill Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is quite open but spacious. There were very few people there while we were there. Not too many trees in each site but because each site is big you still have privacy. We had a path straight to the lake which was nice. Very peaceful and the kids likes wading and throwing rocks. The playground was 1 slide and 2 swings so not very entertaining for the kids. The hostesses cleaned the bathrooms early in the morning so I was shooed out and told to come back later for a shower. Not the best time to clean since some people want an early start and then can't get into the bathroom. All in all it was a nice place. We would go again. We camped at Shadehill Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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