IL: Palisades State Park expands by 250 acres to add campsites, amenities

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SAVANNA, Ill. — The Palisades State Park will more than double its footprint after a decision by the Game, Fish and Park Commission Friday to acquire donated land.

The state park, about 20 miles to the northeast of Sioux Falls near Garretson, has been bursting at the seams for more than three years now, said Katie Ceroll, director for the parks division.

More than 90,000 people visit the 157-acre park each year, operating at 99 percent capacity, Ceroll said. The expansion will add much needed campground sites and extra recreational aspects to the park to the south of the existing park.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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