The best camping near Palisades State Park

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An almost shocking landscape of grandeur and drama awaits you. Kayak, fish, rock-climb, and relax.  

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Uncle B's Produce Farm

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents11 acres · Monroe, SD
Awarded South Dakota's best Hip Camp to see in 2024, 2023, 2021, and runner up in 2022. Uncle B's farm is a small 11 acre hobby farm with a large vegetable garden, chickens, peafowl, guinea fowl, turkeys, a goat, dogs, and cats. There is an old quarried stone railroad bridge and a few short walking trails around the pond. The pond is at the back of the property where I have 6 dry camp sites listed as Uncle B's farm for tents or self contained RV's. All sites have partial to full shade and most have mature trees that will work for a hammock or tensile tent. All of the campsites have a firepit, some with cooking grates and all sites have a picnic table. The "shower shack" is shared by all guests and has 2 separate 3/4 baths with all modern plumbing. There is also a basic outdoor kitchen with a few portable grills as well as a sink with modern plumbing. Available at Uncle B's RV Camper site I have 3 RV sites with water and 30 Amp electrical hookups. My "Ready Set Camp" listing is a dome tent set up and furnished with 2 cots, table, and lamp as well as a match ready fire. The Barn loft apartment is a studio apartment with a small galley kitchen and private bath. Uncle B's farm has been voted Best Hip Camp to see in South Dakota for the 3rd time.... Come see why...
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River Road Campground Luverne

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Luverne, MN
This is a new campground to Rock County near Luverne, MN. This property is known as the "boy scouts" by the locals. When we were kids we spent time on this property riding bike, horses, and exploring. We have turned this 13 acre property into 22 site campground that we are excited to share with you. Check out Sweet Retreat a house for rent. Call 605-254-5450 for details. (also available on Airbnb/VRBO) (Sweet Retreat, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath) Nestled in a bed of trees just 2 miles from I-90 and 1/4 mile South of the Luverne City Park. This campground has 12 sites with rural water and 20,30&50 amp electric at every site. Dump Station. 8 Full Hook Up Sites (Sewer, Water, Electric) Two small ponds and shade trees. Wifi. Shower House/Bathrooms. Campers can enjoy the quiet place to relax and enjoy nature and wildlife, a perfect place for bird watching. We also have a paved bike trial that connects to the campground that leads to miles of trials around Luverne and out to the State park.
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The Specialty Crop

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Hudson, SD
The Specialty Crop sits on 5 rural acres in the southeastern corner of South Dakota. We are a farmstead committed to sowing a meaningful life for special people, of all abilities. We cultivate community through farm experiences and special food. Our small-scale, working farm is surrounded by rolling hills and farm fields. Enjoy the farmstead strolling paths, gardens, and our friendly chickens, cats and dog. Experience the curated natural surroundings including bird watching, bugs and prairie habitat. Watch the sun rise from your camp site and stargaze our dark skies. Keep coming back to watch the evolution of our farm dreams as we build the mission of The Specialty Crop~ ask us more!
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Arrow B Acres

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Canistota, SD
Our property is a 20 acre wooded oasis near interstate 90, Lake Vermillion, and Canistota. We are one of the highest points in the county and have views that stretch 20 miles with the naked eye. Take walks through the woods and see the natural springs that begin the Battle Creek, the old 1880s home foundation, the wild turkeys, bald eagles, rabbits, pheasants, deer, and other wild animals. Imagine sitting under the stars at night and having no light pollution to see the Milky Way. Just sit and relax. Easy access from the interstate, we are 6 miles from the nearest exit. We have septic, water, 30 and 50 amp hookup. Grocery store is 3 miles away, and the famous Ortman clinic is also 3 miles away.
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Requine and Relax, LLC

10 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Winfred, SD
Located in the vermillion hills of South Dakota. This property has plenty of wildlife and places to let your hair down and run. We were a former feedlot that is currently under renovations to becoming an equine center. Currently has horses, chickens, and baby calves. Come experience a bit of farm life without all the work!Learn more about this land:We are in the process starting an equine center so what you see may depend on our progress. Currently we have horses, chickens, and 2 bottle calves. :) The arena and round pen are up and ready for use if you are interested!  We are willing to try to accommodate your needs. Please don't hesitate to ask. 
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The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge

1 site · Tent21 acres · Baltic, SD
The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge is located on 21 acres along the Big Sioux River, a place of quiet and natural beauty intended to foster social interaction and creative pursuits between artists and community in SE South Dakota, 10 miles north of Sioux Falls. Property updates at The Retreat happen constantly; we get better and better! The 100′ x 40′ main hall is perfect for larger workshops, concerts, poetry readings, small theatrical productions, classes, and other social gatherings and rentals in April through November. The A-Frame is a unique space for recitals, presentations, meetings, or a sleeping space for up to 6 people. There is a Woodworking Shop; Artist Studio; screened-in outdoor patio; playground; huge bonfire pit; and room to camp or explore. The Retreat is a space to work in quiet solitude or to collaborate on creative projects with others. The setting is inspiring; possibilities for your stay are endless. Learn more about this land: This site is a sandy spot along the Big Sioux River on a ridge well above the water line. View out over the river to a farm on the opposite bank. Spend your time with wild turkeys, geese, and an occasional deer. Site is on the far edge of an artist retreat, but still private. Spend time hiking the river bank or gravel country roads, fish in the river, take part in any Retreat activities if available, photography opportunities, enjoy an evening campfire under the stars.
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The best camping near Palisades State Park guide

Overview

About

Deep, deep gorges carved by Split Rock Creek over the past 1.2 billion years created this park. They left behind four great hiking trails so you can explore the quartzite rock formations.

Into rock climbing? This is the place to practice your rappelling and scaling surrounded by natural beauty (no bolting allowed, though!). Head to the river for fishing—Or show up for one of the park's family fishing weekends.

Kayakers and canoers can marvel as they drift past the looming quartzite formations overhead. At night, the stargazing is mesmerizing—Look for events centered around meteor showers to know what you're looking at!

Cabins and campsites are open year-round. But be prepared for frozen pipes (that means no water) from October to May. A small lodge is available for family reunions and small weddings. You can also rent a cabin or hook up your RV. If you're pitching a tent, look for a spacious campsite right on the river.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Palisades State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be busy, so plan ahead for the best experience. Winter offers a serene, frosty landscape, though some amenities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any trail closures or safety alerts before your visit.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking on rugged terrain.
  • Be mindful of the park's wildlife; observe from a distance and do not feed the animals.
  • Accessibility varies across the park; contact the visitor center for specific information.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and leave no trace to preserve the park's natural beauty.

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