Split Rock Park Campground


Welcome to Split Rock Park Campground, located on the Northwestern edge of Garretson where a small waterfall is created by a dam across Split Rock Creek, drawing the eye and attention of all who cross the bridge into town! Split Rock Park houses both RV and tent camping sites which include 30/50 amp sites, boat launch areas that are perfect for canoes and kayaks, a small swimming area north of the dam, a beautiful view of three unique bridges, playground, fishing areas, and an old Sioux Quartzite visitor center that houses a small museum and snack area. The Jesse James Pontoon sets sail by appointment during the summer months, showcasing the beautiful rock canyons and wildlife that is found north of the park. South of the dam is another kayak and canoe launch, which allows for travel down to Palisades State Park by water. With downtown Garretson just three short blocks away and Devil's Gulch right next door, Split Rock Park is a wonderful space to camp and play. Whether it is for a short or long-term stay, we hope to see you soon! We are open from May 1st to October 31st, weather dependent.


  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking


  • Portable Toilet
  • Boat Ramp
  • Water Front
  • Bathrooms
  • Playground


512 5th Street

Garretson, South Dakota 57030

Things to know

Check-in: 4:00 PM

Check-out: 2:00 PM


Check-In Procedure - Drive safely and proceed directly to your assigned site number if the attendant is not available. - Park Staff is available from 8 am to 10 pm. You can call for assistance at (605) 323-5031. - If you have a problem after hours, the local police nonemergency line is (605) 367-7000. If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. - While each park attempts to accommodate your exact spot request, the on-site manager has the ultimate decision for spot placement. Picnic Shelter: - The picnic shelter is rented by the day. - Hours of use are 9 am - 9 pm. Quiet Time: Quiet time is from 11 pm to 8 am. No Dumping: - There is no dumping of gray or black water tanks at sites. - However, there is a DUMP STATION at 612 5th Street, one block away! No Fireworks: Fireworks are prohibited. Firewood: - Firewood must be purchased locally. - Please do not bring it in from other areas. - Use fire pits for wood burning only. - Please do not discard glass, aluminum cans, plastic, or styrofoam in fire pits. Pet Policy: - Pets are welcome at the park, but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after. - Pets who disturb fellow campers will receive one warning only. Inclement Weather: - In case of inclement weather, Zion Lutheran Church, located at 212 N Center Avenue, will be used as a shelter. Contact Information: - Park Staff is available from 8 am to 9 pm. - You can call for assistance at the campground number listed on your Reservation Confirmation Page. - If you have a problem after hours, the local police non-emergency line is (605) 367-7000. If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Extra Vehicles: Sites may only fit 2 vehicles, but there is plenty of overflow parking in the main parking lot.

Cancellation Policy

Campground Cancellation Policy - 100% refund until 7 days before check-in. 50% percent refund 3 days prior, then 2 days prior the reservation is no longer refundable. - All refund calculations exclude the RoverPass service fees and credit card processing, which are non-refundable. RoverPass Cancellation Policy - The platform and processing fees are non-refundable. - Spot2Nite convenience fees are non-refundable.

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