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Palisades State Park

25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030-6117
+1 605-594-3824
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Interesting landscape and several trail for exploring!

We walked the King and Queen Rock Trail and just past the Balancing Rock on that trail. I'm in my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Dakota
Great little state park with walking

Went there for around 2 hours in May as part of a mid-west trip. Did Balancing Rock Trail, King... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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“rock trail” (3 reviews)
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25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030-6117
+1 605-594-3824
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TakinLotsaPictures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 19 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
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed here in a tent for one night. Site #20 is the best tent campsite, right on the river, grassy, large and relatively quiet. We walked right down to the river (Split Creek) and went tubing. Swimming or wading by the campsite was impossible,...More

Thank Cocozelle
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a nice day trip for hiking and picnicking. The camping is great too! I wouldn't go swimming in Splitrock Creek as there are many cattle grazing upstream.

1  Thank FWJeeper
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The park is relatively small, but peaceful, relaxing and with delightful sites around each corner. There were several trails that were relatively short and mostly easy to do. The cost of a day pass was only $4. There were lots of places to have a...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived late but self checkin was easy and we found our campsite easily. The following morning we met the campground host and he welcomed us warmly. He told us about all the sights in the park and in town. He made are stay very...More

1  Thank Joe E
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We have been to Sioux Falls many, many times. I've always wanted to go see Palisades State Park (as recommended by a friend) but never got the opportunity. Well, this time, it was the right time. The weather was gorgeous, blue skies and white, puffy...More

3  Thank JennJ15
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Nice hiking and campsite for families. Be prepared to get your shoes dirty! Also have many restrooms to use play grounds for kids.

Thank Enyo K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are dogs allowed? swimming?
14 May 2017|
Response from Bud J | Reviewed this property |
dog are allowed on lease no swimming in the park as far as i know
Is there any publication, even a small local pamphlet, on rock climbing at the park? Maps, topos, images?
29 March 2017|
Response from Bud J | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a number of little brochures on their website and at the park!