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Palisades State Park

Palisades State Park

Garretson, SD

  • Author: kelli m
  • Date Posted: Sep 21, 2013
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  • Address: 25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD

As one of the most picturesque and unique areas in South Dakota, Palisades State Park is a popular destination for travelers. Here you’ll find Sioux quartzite formations that line Split Rock Creek and rise out of the water by as much as 50 feet in some areas. Two of the most unique formations are called King and Queen Rock. In 1870 this area was home to a large flour mill powered by the Split Rock Creek and it was also a site where silver was found. Today Palisades State Park offers breathtaking views and has become a favorite place for rock climbers, hikers and kayakers looking for a challenge.

Images from Palisades State Park


Palisades - small

Breath-taking views.

Palisades - King

A Sioux quartzite formation called the King.

Palisades - Queen

The matching formation called the Queen.

Palisades - Balancing Rock

One of the most iconic formations called Balancing Rock.

Palisades - small (2)

Autumn views at Palisades State Park.