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Palisades State Park

25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030-6117
+1 605-594-3824
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Best Gem! Worth the drive!

I go here often... with friends, my dog, my family, or husband. It’s a great place to camp (cabins... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
jenwalt
via mobile
neat place to stop, right off highway 11

beautiful place to take a long walk along split rock creek in the summer Canoe enthusiasts and... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
budjo
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Garretson, South Dakota
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“rock climbing” (7 reviews)
“sioux falls” (10 reviews)
“free showers” (2 reviews)
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25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030-6117
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+1 605-594-3824
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I go here often... with friends, my dog, my family, or husband. It’s a great place to camp (cabins or tents) it’s also a great place to spend a day or an even an Hour! Just outside Sioux Falls 20 minutes... but you’d never guess...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

beautiful place to take a long walk along split rock creek in the summer Canoe enthusiasts and kayakers enjoy stunning views of the towering quartzite spires as they paddle through Split Rock Creek. you can rent a tube and go tubing in garretson sd also...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Visited late in the season while out exploring two local wineries in the area. Leaves had not changed yet- but Park was not very busy. Nice well maintained trails on each side of the river. Good clean picnic area and tour the large nice camping...More

Thank Jamie V
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

You would never expect this in the middle of all the eastern SD plains. Even when we entered the park, I didn't know how we'd find gorges/drops of stones when all we saw was flat land in front of us. It's $6 to enter for...More

3  Thank BeccaLane117
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a fairly small state park, but the campsites are roomy and ours had plenty of separation from neighboring sites. Self-registration for a daily permit was easy, as was online payment for the campsite. We got there in late afternoon, set up our tent,...More

1  Thank homegrown_music
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Small but looks like a really good place to stargaze or camp. Not a lot in swimming area and the hiking trails are short. We enjoyed a picnic and to I'm the unique scenery. The rock formations we cool. My daughter likes to climb around....More

1  Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This park is very small & cost $6 to drive through. The hiking trails on one side were overgrown and not well maintained. The rock formations were nice to look at for about 5 minutes. On the lower side, we walked along a trail and...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a scenic state park, off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. We spent 2 nights in a camper cabin and enjoyed the stay. Each cabin sleeps 4 - double with a twin bunk and another twin. A/C and an outlet are...More

1  Thank DeeTraveler624
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of hiking but it was beautiful. So glad we found this hidden gem. Be sure to check out the balancing rock.

2  Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We walked the King and Queen Rock Trail and just past the Balancing Rock on that trail. I'm in my 50s and quite heavy but had no trouble on the trails. There are some rock steps to maneuver and areas that would require more climbing...More

1  Thank TakinLotsaPictures
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lather1
14 May 2017|
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Response from Bud J | Reviewed this property |
dog are allowed on lease no swimming in the park as far as i know
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MTClimb
29 March 2017|
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Response from Bud J | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a number of little brochures on their website and at the park!
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