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Palisades State Park

25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030-6117
+1 605-594-3824
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Unique park-worth going for the beauty

You would never expect this in the middle of all the eastern SD plains. Even when we entered the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
nice place for tent camping

This is a fairly small state park, but the campsites are roomy and ours had plenty of separation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“small park” (4 reviews)
25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030-6117
+1 605-594-3824
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank homegrown_music
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 4 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

Thank Guitarjess
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
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
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Went there for around 2 hours in May as part of a mid-west trip. Did Balancing Rock Trail, King and Queen Rock Trail, and South Wall Trail. It was raining for part of the times. The views of the rock formations are nice. Did not...More

Thank jeff77664
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a must-go place, if you are looking to do trekking or hanging out with friends. Place is apt for outdoor photography.

Thank ArchitMurali
Reviewed 18 January 2017

real interesting place to visit, beautiful rocks and water neat place to camp overnight saw a big bull snake try to pretend he was a rattler!!

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