Palisades State Park, Garretson

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  • beautiful place to take a long walk along split rock creek in the summer Canoe enthusiasts and kayakers enjoy stunning views of the towering quartzite spires as they paddle through Split Rock Creek. y...  more »
  • Visited late in the season while out exploring two local wineries in the area. Leaves had not changed yet- but Park was not very busy. Nice well maintained trails on each side of the river. Good clean...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot, set a few miles from the main highway. Plenty of sites available, each with their own fire pits. We visited in mid Oct, so the fall colors were going strong. There is a small creek running through the campground, with a larger river surrounding the park. Lots of grass and trees providing privacy for each spot. There are a couple vault toilet restrooms, as well as a main shower and restroom building, nothing fancy, but plenty to grab a shower before getting back on the road. While taking a stroll through the park, we saw a nice playground area. We had made a reservation months in advance, with no problem getting into the park.
  • I had never been here before and when I first got there to my campsite I was confused and I didn't think it was the best place to stay and then my curiosity got the best of me and I went exploring. I found a beautiful river with a canyon like scene. It was a breathtaking sight. I plan to come back here someday.
  • Beautiful park with some hiking trails. The hikes aren't very extensive, so you could spend an afternoon here if you don't mind sitting down and chatting in nature. It's a small little park, but there is good camping options available if you're looking for a tenting/RVing weekend.
  • Family Fun Adventures,A must stay and see cabins tents.. the scenery is breathtaking.. this is a must see..
  • Amazing climbing and sight-seeing. No bolting allowed! free soloing &trad gear okay. Beautiful little oasis off of I-90! Very inexpensive place to camp and be one with nature. Very safe!! Parks department frequently patrols even when no one is in the office at the entry. Grab some maps and info in the wooden box at the entry and even pay cash at night to sleep over if the bright lights and tons of running trucks at the rest stop don't set you right for sleeping. Plenty of vault toilets. Historic area very close as well.

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