Palisades State Park | Visit Sioux Falls
Located just a short drive northeast of Sioux Falls sits Palisades State Park, one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. 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.
Beneath the quartzite is pipestone, this stone is sacred to American Indians and they have been quarrying the area for generations. ... Along the shores of the Saint Olaf Roller Mill you'll see the outcropping of Sioux quartzite. The mill is located what's known today as Baltic but at its birth, the area was St. Olaf. ... The Big Sioux ...