Shadehill State Recreation Area | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Shadehill State Recreation Area

  • Shadehill State Recreation Area

Located 12 miles south of Lemmon, near the North Dakota/South Dakota border, Shadehill has a public-use area, camping, picnic areas, a trailer dump station, swimming, boating and hiking. The reservoir is one of western South Dakota’s few large lakes and available fish species include walleye, catfish and bass.

The dam, built in 1951 by the Bureau of Reclamation, creates more than 5,000 surface acres of water, creating fun for everyone.


Shadehill is open year-round, 24 hours per day.


Daily - $6 per vehicle.

Annual - $30 first vehicle, $15 for the second vehicle, and $65 for a transferable license. 

Campsite (Electrical) - $21 per night.

Cabins - $45 per night.

Lodge - $280 per night. 


Shadehill Recreation area is located 14 miles south of Lemmon off SD Hwy. 73.

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