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

Shadehill State Recreation Area

  • Shadehill State Recreation Area

Nestled in the heart of the Black Hills, Shadehill State Recreation Area offers year-round outdoor recreational activities for everyone. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the water and surrounding scenery, explore unique geological formations, and take part in numerous activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, and camping.

Shadehill Reservoir

Located on the Grand River, Shadehill Reservoir offers visitors the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the Black Hills while enjoying their favorite water sports activities. From fishing to boating and swimming, visitors can spend hours on the water and take in the stunning scenery around them.


With options for RV camping, as well as lakeside campsites and cabins, Shadehill State Recreation Area provides the perfect opportunity to experience the great outdoors while enjoying modern amenities. Guests can enjoy everything from fire pits and Wi-Fi access to modern bathhouses and playgrounds.

Hiking: Take a hike or walk along the many trails in the park, and explore the beautiful natural surroundings of Shadehill State Recreation Area. Whether visitors are looking for a serene nature walk or a more challenging hike, Shadehill has plenty to offer.

Wildlife Watching

Observe the park's native wildlife, including eagles, coyotes, deer, and pheasants. The area is also home to a variety of fish species, such as walleye, catfish, and bass. You might even see a lone bison wandering around the park on occasion.

Plan a visit to Shadehill State Recreation Area for a unique experience that offers something for everyone. With year-round outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking scenery, you're guaranteed to have an unforgettable time at this beautiful Black Hills destination.


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


Daily $8 per vehicle

Annual $36 first vehicle, $18 for the second vehicle, and $80 for a transferable license

Campsite (Electrical) $26 per night

Camping Cabins $55 per night

Group Lodge $280 per night


12 miles south of Lemmon off SD Hwy 73

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