7 Parks near Interior, South Dakota
Aug 2016 - $46.00
This is an excellent location, with plenty of nice shade trees along the White River and just a few minutes from the entrance to Badlands NP. The staff was friendly, the campground was very neat, and although some of the facilities (bathrooms/showers) are dated, they were clean. The park offers about a dozen channels via cable.
We were able to get cell service (4G on AT&T) towards the front of the park, which is good considering the remote location. The park does offer several Wi-Fi spots. They worked near the main buildings but not anywhere else.
We liked our site, it was reasonably spacious, but most importantly the numerous mature trees gave us relief from the summer sun. (Other loops were wide open with no cover.) One notable quirk was the sewer connection at the far *front* of our site rather than the back of the site where our sewer outlet is located. We managed using an extra length of hose.
We stayed two nights in site #10. We would happily return. - texasAUtiger
Jul 2016 - $48.00
The park is about 3 miles from the Badlands NP Southern entrance. It is very clean and they have an excellent dog run area. It is the largest of any we stayed at. They also offer a station for washing your dog just to the outside of the run area. They have a very nice pool (which we did not use). It is very quiet at night.
Their WiFi was very sporadic. Their antenna was just inside the office and pointed out toward the north. I was in eyesite of the office and still had problems with the reception.
All in all it was a very nice campgrpund. - 2012ViewProfile
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Very hot during our visit so the pool was crowded and since everyone wanted the AC running, the electric kept dipping. We did have to turn off our AC a couple times when the electricity couldn't keep up. The facilities were nice, though they could be cleaner, and my only serious wish would be for air conditioning in the bathrooms. They were so hot that with the shower steam it was unpleasant. Our site was enormous- a double wide that had additional parking next to where we placed our camper. We didn't really need all that room but for a large trailer and truck, it would be fantastic. This is a great option to offer! - calijame
Jul 2016 - $27.00
This campground is a little rough around the edges. It has all the amenities but all of them are well worn. I did look at the bath/shower house. It was usable but nothing special and looked very old. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The pool is above ground. I did not use it but the kids seemed to be having fun. The hookups were a little strange. Quite a few of them were shared hookups meaning your water and electric was on the passenger side of your rig. So make sure you have extra water hose and electric cord. All the sites were very level. A great base for sightseeing the area. I would stay there again. - camper19709
Jul 2016 - $27.00
It was hot when we stayed here. Site was said to be 30 amp; it was not. The electrical pedestal was shared with RV next door. As long as another RV was plugged in, we could not run an air conditioner. The power would go off for a few seconds/minutes, and then repeat. The neighbor had same problem.
Complaint to management resulted in him coming to site, looking at electrical pedestal, and proclaiming: "Every thing was alright, it must be a problem in your RV."
Hooking up at next campground showed this to be incorrect. WiFi, although advertised, could not be connected to, even though we were the second nearest RV to the office. - Bosley08
Jun 2016 - $31.00
Park is older, but clean. SItes are okay for a day or two stay. Has Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant, pool is okay. Nice views and close to Badlands Park. - johnmack
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Camping in the Badlands is such a wonderful experience, that any shortcomings in the campground seem too trivial to mention. Understand, though, that the campground is basically an open field with only wind/shade shelters and picnic tables. Only some of the sites have electric hookup (no water and no sewer). And the "pull-through" sites are really "pull-over"; that is, there are wide spots in the loops where one pulls over and sets up. That also makes for a weird arrangement where, if the pull-over is to the left of the drive, the curb-side elements of the RV (door, slide-out, etc.) are on the roadway. For this reason, the best sites would be those where the pull-over is to the right of the roadway, although that would mean running the electric cord to the curb-side. (Or, some people simply drive the wrong way on the campground loop and then set up.) The whole campground is an easy walk or bike ride to the amphitheater where they have wonderful ranger programs every night. And, of course, the Badlands Loop is memorable. Hiking in the Badlands is different from most national parks; the whole area is basically open and people are free to walk or climb wherever they want. There are a few marked trails, and we did several. The "Notch Trail" (if you don't mind climbing a ladder) is especially worthwhile, and the 4-mile loop trail out into the grasslands gives a worthwhile perspective. We stopped in Wall, but decided to skip the Wall Drug experience. - Kaz
Jun 2016 - $37.00
I stayed here for three nights. Normally, national park campgrounds are not big rig friendly. However, this campground worked out well for me. The site layout is a bit unusual, resembling parallel parking spaces. This places the "patio" side on the street side. However, the roadway is plenty wide to not cause a hazard going in and out of one's rig. The sites are out in the open, with beautiful views of The Badlands. They are also conveniently located to the amphitheater, visitor center and lodge store. Campground was very quiet. - Phaeton40AH
May 2016 - $35.00
We stayed here one night. We did not have a reservation. The cost is a bit steep for electric-only pads and despite the fact that it is in a Federal park, our senior pass discount did not apply. I think the park is privately managed. We had to abort our first two pads because of the unlevelness. The sites are all pull-throughs with no buffer between the pad and the road. Our slide-out was literally jutting into the road. The park is open, windy and dusty but the views of the Badlands, only a quarter mile away is stunning. There is no restriction on walking in the Badlands and we took a such a walk before sunset. It was an experience to remember. The nearby visitor center is excellent. There is also a restaurant within an easy walk. - Tidy Boy
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Office staff not very knowledgable or flexible. Wanted to stay another night and he was going to charge a higher rate. No fluff with this park but they are trying to improve it. Easy place to get to and to visit Bad lands without paying the high rates. Place needs work but I would stay again. Need to get better office staff. - Luthersr
Aug 2015 - $32.00
We were last here 3 years ago just after the corporation took over. I did not see much in the way of upgrades then and I still see little improvement. Previous reviews have made general comments about the park being fixed up but the never get specific. We had a gravel, FHU, 30 Amp pull-through that was not level. There is no cable TV but many sites are satellite friendly. Be sure to ask for a friendly site. Their 802.11 network was free with no password. We had no problems with staying connected or limited access which have been issues in most parks this trip. Most of the 15 or so FHU sites are 50 Amp and the remaining RV sites are only W&E. This park is not well laid out and the utilities are poorly located in many sites. There are also a couple dozen tent sites. I am not certain of the availability status of the cabins or the old motel. The café in the office building is still (previous reviewer said it would be open in July) not open. Others have said that the restrooms are old, but clean. I thought I smelled mold in the men's room and two of the shower stall were unusable - no light in one and a broken faucet handle in the other. The laundry room had 5 machines but only 2 were working - fortunately 1 washer and 1 dryer. The machines are currently free. The pool was again full of debris at the bottom but they did have one of those Roomba-like pool cleaners roaming the bottom. Except for the pool, there is nothing recreational in the park. The staffer who checked us in was friendly and helpful. I saw no sign of recycling. I just wish the new owners (Forever Resorts) were making the effort and investment in this park that some others seem to think they are. At least it was fairly cheap. - Jerry S
Jul 2015 - $36.00
We stayed 2 nights in a pull-thru, full hookup site with 50 amps. Convenient in/out from I-90, about a mile from the Minuteman Missile visitor center and less than 10 miles from Badlands National Park entrance. Park is old but obvious improvements are being made. Trees need to be trimmed much higher to accommodate big and tall rigs. Our site had trash in the fire ring. Roads and RV sites are gravel. Some sites have hookups near the back but a couple have them way in the front, like next to the cab of your motorhome or truck. Most RV sites are around and near the bathhouse while the tent sites are farther out. This means that tent campers have to walk thru RV sites to get to the bathrooms and showers. Not a well laid out park. Wifi was free and worked well. No cable tv. Pool was in use during our stay. The cafe and motel were not open. Construction work was being done in the cabins. The very small playground had weeds growing all over. Showers and restrooms were clean but dated, dark and a little scary, a least the women's side, especially at night. There's a laundry room with a couple washers and one out of three dryers that didn't have an out of order sign on it but since the washers were not coin operated, they're either free or not for public use. They're in a room with a Laundry sign on the door, tho. Park employees were polite and helpful. No off leash dog park. There was a park-wide power outage one night for about 20 minutes and they turned off the water one afternoon for about 30 minutes due to construction. We'll stay here again when we pass this way in a year and look forward to the changes they're making. - Flippitti
Aug 2011 - $34.00
Park owner not very friendly but usually don't go on that alone. Called and asked for a 1 to 2 night stay and told her I had a 40' 5th wheel. She asked if I could use 30amp service. I said I could work with it. Once we got there I noticed a 50 amp service and plugged into that. It didn't work. I tried the next site and it had 50 amp and was working and it was empty. Being in the mid 90's I asked my wife to go to the office and see if we could change to the next site due to 50 amp service. She said your husband said he could work with 30 amp. I'm saving that for someone that might need it. Guess I didn't need it because now I was already a customer. Laundry still had water in washing machine as the last review said. Park not very well kept in my eyes and if it is broken they don't fix it. Will not return. - Dave49
Jul 2010 - $28.00
Okay place to spend the night off of Interstate 90. Very dated facilities. One of the washers in laundry room had standing water in it. The Wi-Fi didn't work for us which we really needed. When we spoke to the woman at the desk she said, "well it (the internet) works for me" and made no other checks to make sure system was functioning. Loud motorcycles coming and going late into night and early in the morning. - MaryRyan
Aug 2009 - $26.00
A good place to stay for one night. It was quite and easy to get back on the freeway. We found them listed in the AAA Camping Guide. - Bill & Helen
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Friendly helpful staff in an older park. No reservations and bike week at Sturgis and they had open spaces. Short walk to Wall Drug where we spent the first day. Lots to see in the area and staff was helpful in what to see where. Free WIFI, Showers, laundry room, pool, and small store on site. Good price for where it's located with easy access to sites and freeway. - Edd505
Aug 2016 - $29.00
A no frills campground. Roads are gravel and dirt. I could not get connected to the wifi. The office had a good variety of camping equipment/supplies. Not much of food but there is a grocery almost within walking distance. Very easy on and off of interstate 90. If passing thru the area I would stay there again. - camper19709
Aug 2015 - $38.00
This visit coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Bike Week - the place is 75 miles from Sturgis but it is filled up with the biker crowd - all of which are amongst the finest and most courteous folks one could ever meet. This is in the desert and the campground reflects this. Weeds - not grass - and they need to be mowed. Gravel roads and gravel sites - ours is a pull-through. Sewer sites are extra cost as is the cable TV. Free showers, although not exactly new, have high pressure and a super high volume amount of water - never ran out of hot water and I take long showers. Laundry washers take $1.50 and the dryers take $0.25 for six minutes - fed it $1.50 and the clothes came out dry. Easy on and easy off I-90 - use exit 109 to avoid city traffic. If in the area, I'd elect to stay here once again. - Jake67
Jul 2016 - $33.00
This park was easily excessible from the freeway. The entrance to the Badlands and Wall Drugs. The park was fine for a couple nights to see the nearby attractions. Our site was a pull through with full hook ups. We'd stay here again. - Atthecrossroads
Jul 2016 - $63.00
Nice big dog park, but pretty pricey. Used it as base for a couple days to explore Badlands National Park, and it served well for that. The park is right next to a grain elevator, and the wheat harvest was in full swing, so one night there was a lot of clanking and horn blowing as RR cars were moved and loaded. - Lots Labs
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Take exit 109 for an easier off and easier on. No sense to drive through town using exit 110. Average park, but we could not hook up to sewer since it was waaay back at the entrance of the pull through. Site was not very level. One front wheel was off the ground. Park is adjacent to railroad tracks. Only 1 train during the night but by 5:30 it seemed the trains were going around the block for 90 min blowing their horns. I have no idea what they were doing but it seemed excessive. Laundry area was clean. Wouldn't stay here again on purpose. - ontheroadmama