There’s a reason why folks are rushing over to the Palisades, a small (157 acres), but mighty state park situated in southeastern South Dakota. With ample camping opportunities alongside Split Rock Creek, you’ll be geared up for days of paddling down the water, hiking amongst the bursting foliage and wildflowers, and rock climbing on some of the nation’s best quartzite crags around. Don’t be fooled by this park’s small size; the history here runs deep through the colorful gorges and the sights are larger than life.
Campsite area
Cabin, Tent or motorhome pitches
43 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


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Hipcamper Jen and Josh
Jen And Josh L.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2018

This was a surprisingly wonderful state park. There is quite a bit to do in the area in addition to the park. We spent three nights here and still didn't get to see everything we would have liked. The campground was wonderful with large and secluded spaces, clean bathrooms, hot showers, playgrounds, and tasty drinking water. We felt very comfortable and safe here. There is no wifi, but the power outlets all worked and were plentiful. I would highly recommend staying at the campground and visiting the area not to just the people passing through, but to anyone.

Hipcamper Katie C.
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August 4th, 2018
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September 9th, 2018
Hipcamper Kymberly N.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2017
Palisades State Park
South Dakota
United States
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43.688° N, 96.517° W
Cabin & Lodging: 6 Units
(Up to 4 people per pitch)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 22 Units
(Up to people per pitch)
Tent / Van: 15 Units
(Up to people per pitch)