Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground)

     


Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 433-5460

Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $36 6/2014


Latitude: 43.7460412526897
Longitude: -101.948307752609

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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L. Miller

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate for non-electric site is $18. For electric, it is $36.30 a night. Sites can be reserved although you can usually get a site for a night or two when you arrive (even electric sites). They just repaved the entire campground which is very nice. The views are tremendous. This is a very nice National Park campground. We've stayed here before and will stay again in the future. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Pugsly

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent two nights here in September as a base for Badlands touring. You can't beat the location and can have some great open views and night skies. Because of the location, there are no trees or anything to provide any privacy from the other campers. Since not all sites have electric, be prepared to hear a lot of generators running. It was really hot when we stayed (over 100 degrees) so that may account for the number of generators running at all hours. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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Elaine &Tim H

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very lovely views and clean grounds. Confusing when we went because the camp host left that day and our spot was tight. They are along a road end to end, but the views are amazing and so is the park. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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The Morgans

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here in summer and it was very hot as no shade from trees. However, it is a must see and a must do to stay in the midst of these amazing Badlands. Showers and toilets are very clean. Have to pay up to $1.50 for a shower but hat is for 10 mins so well worn it. The visitor centre is not far away if you need some air conditioning and some good food. We didn't feel like cooking it was so hot. Would do this again! We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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NC Writer

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The rock views at sunrise and sunset, along with electric hookups now installed (with a big jump in price) made this a good choice for visiting Badlands. It was 104 degrees when we arrived, so grateful to be able to run the AC. Otherwise, this price (based on an online booking) is a high for the level of facilities provided and I would try a commercial campground if I returned. Sites are along the road, no shade, electric only, a picnic shelter for each. Restrooms a bit basic & buggy and no showers. The management seems very casual. No apparent camp host, though our name was clipped on a post ( not the same site we had reserved), so we had to track down a concession employee to seek assurance that we could remain in the alternate site. But the views were superb. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Senior discount. The sites are paved, because they are just wide spots in the road. Not all sites have electricity. There are water spigots located on each loop and at the dump station. The scenery in the park is fantastic and they have an open hiking policy so you can go wherever you want. Just remember to take plenty of water. The restrooms were ok, but it was so hot in the shower building that we couldn't stay in there long enough to take a shower. We would stay here again. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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chit_chat

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Perfectly situated in the park; close to main visitor center, amphitheater, loop road, and great view of Badlands formations. As others have noted, a little odd setup where each site is a pull in off the road, but this was fine as we were able to hook to electricity fine. Wish each spot had water hookup. Bathrooms were dated, but spotless. Note that website is a little dodgy when booking; you have to keep clicking until you find the RV sites. Nice spot for visiting Badlands. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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MarieB

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a basic two-loop campground. Pretty much just wide roads that you parked along side of. Each came with a partial covered table (from the wind/sun). Some with electrical outlets (hence the rv hookup) and some without. There were restrooms of course. They had a ranger talk in the evening that was kind of fun (geared towards the children, but that's what it's really about anyway). Views are dynamite because you are right there, in amongst everything. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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WapitiRocket

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't care for the campground layout where you basically pull alongside the road and the camper opens to the road. The trash dumpsters were overflowing. The showers were new or newly remodeled and were clean and hot although the water spray was so strong that it was uncomfortable on the skin. We usually try to stay in State and National Parks first, then private campgrounds before selecting a chain, but we would not go back if we are ever in the area again. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Scot H.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The location of the park is excellent. The campground itself if a very funny layout. There are loops, but the camping spots are just along the side of the road (you just pull off to the side). Many are VERY unlevel. It can also be a very tight squeeze depending on how many folks are camping there. We stayed 2 nights and did not have any issues with noise, neighbors, etc. I am not sure if I would camp here again or just go another 1/4 mile down the road to the KOA. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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4windstrvlr

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Rates reflects Golden Age Passport rate for winter camping. No services are available during winter, and there are only a few sites from which to choose. Area is paved - just pull in and park. We chose Site #2 and had to level. We were the only unit in the park that night, so it was very quiet. There are lots of deer roaming through the campground at night. We would stay here again, but not in summer when all 100 or so sites are all full. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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lanceley

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Awkward campground design, electric sites are designed so the trailer door opened onto the street. But the good news is that two tractor trailers arrived with new portable showers which were being installed as we left. Our rate reflected a senior NPS discount. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Cheese Queen

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Access Pass discount. I don't believe we would have stayed here at $28 full price for electric only, plus the $15 entry fee. The National Park itself is spectacular, but the campground is minimalist. No campsites per se, just pull to the side of the campground road next to a electrical box. Covered tables and dumpsters but nothing else. Could not get a voice signal on either AT&T or Verizon - slow, slow Verizon Internet connection only with antenna and amplifier. Campground hosts are not exactly rude, but not friendly either. Lodge restaurant nearby was a major disappointment, but a good gift shop, if you feel money burning a hole in your pocket. Groceries available in Interior, about 2 miles away or in Wall, about 20 miles. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects senior discount. Convenient to the "loop" road through the park although out in the open subject to the elements, no shade and plenty of wind. Had it not been for our discount we would not have stayed here and paid $28 for electricity. Campground host did not seem too people friendly. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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June from Savann ahb

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

A long drive from the Interstate but well-worth it. They are working on repaving the roads so we did have some stop and go. The destination is well-worth the aggravation as the scenery is spectacular. We got there in the early afternoon and we were able to get an electric site which are first come, first served. It is "on the road" parking with the electric box at the side. There is no water hookup. There is a trail to the Visitor Center, the Gift Shop in the main building, and a restaurant. We would definitely stay here for a longer time on our next trip. We camped at Cedar Pass Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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