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Description - A small, get-away park, Llewellyn Johns' ten first-come, first-served campsites offer spur-of-the-moment camping. Nearby Shadehill Recreation Area offers recreational opportunities as well as points of historical interest to keep you busy all day. Or, if you prefer peace and quiet, this is a great campground to just sit back and relax.

Many historic figures have crossed through the Shadehill/Llewellyn Johns area, including Hugh Glass and Custer's 1874 Expedition. In 1823, Glass was attacked by a grizzly bear in this area, which is documented in the novel Lord Grizzly.

Attractions - Camping & Fees: $9/site. 10 sites (all electrical). No showers. Water. Reservations: None available. First-come, first-served camping only.

Recreation - Picnicking: One picnic shelter, petrified wood gazebo.

Location - Located 12 miles south of Lemmon off SD Highway 73

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Contact Information:
Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area, 19150 Summerville Road, Box 63 , Shadehill, South Dakota, 57653, Phone: (605) 374-7114
, Shadehill@state.sd.us

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