Palisades State Park
Off Hwy. 11, 1 1/2 miles south of
25495 485th Ave.
Garretson, SD 57030
Scenic overlooks and rushing water make Palisades a popular getaway. Split Rock Creek, which flows through the park, is lined with Sioux quartzite formations varying from shelves several feet above the water to 50-foot vertical cliffs. A challenging climb awaits the more adventurous outdoorsman on the towering Sioux quartzite spires and sheer cliff walls.
Special features: Rock climbing, historic sites, bridge is a National Historic Structure, nearby golf course.
Trails: Four trails twist and turn through scenic quartzite formations along Split Rock Creek. Difficulty level ranges from somewhat difficult to strenuous.
Facilities: 34 campsites - 22 electrical, showers, 6 camping cabins (2 handicap accessible cabins), playground, sand volleyball and horseshoe, game/equipment checkout, picnic shelter, fishing, handicap access. Entrance fee.
Download the Palisades State Park Rock Climbing Brochure