2 Parks near Interior, South Dakota
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Traveling from I-90 you will have to pass through the Badlands National Park and pay the fee. We found this to be a typical KOA campground. The benefit of KOAs is you pretty much know what you are going to get in facilities and site selection. Our full hook up site was under several trees and shade is welcome here in the summer. Site and entry roads were gravel and in good shape. Most sites were level pull throughs. The grounds and facilities were in good condition, through the bathrooms were dated. Our picnic table was in poor condition with peeling paint. The pool was very nice. Value for the money was fair, even though we normally don't pay this much for a campsite. Sewer hookup was above ground level which makes it difficult to utilize. - linnemj
Aug 2015 - $44.00
Stayed one night - passing thru to Yellowstone. Clean campground-most of the employees were super nice and helpful. Perfect location to the Badlands-I think the entrance was only 4-5 miles away. - Hhotz
Aug 2015 - $62.00
I go out of my way to avoid KOA parks. In 25 years of RV'ing I've stayed in 5 or 6. With the exception of a KOA park in San Padre, TX I find them to be overpriced and lacking in amenities.
This park is by far the worst the worst. We reserved a 50 amp pull thru with full hookups and satellite availability. The park is gravel and dying grass. Staff acted like they were doing us a favor to take our $124.00 for 2 nights. I returned to the office when I saw there was no satellite line of site. At first the host told me none were available when I made my reservation. I informed her the person on the phone assured me there would be satellite line of site. A man sitting nearby then told me they just bought the park a couple of months ago and relied on notes from the prior owner relative to satellite line of site. Apparently they are too busy to correct the prior owners note. When I suggested this should not be the customers problem the owner stormed out of the office leaving his wife to apologize.
These folks won't be in business long. Perhaps the next owners will behave as hosts.
Also no Verizon and slooow internet. - alley
Jul 2015 - $29.00
Campground near the Badlands very near main gate. It rained every night of our stay and site was muddy with standing water. We thought we were getting full hookups but only 30A sites have full hookups, all 50 amp sites did not have sewer connections which made our stay inconvenient having to use dump station. AT&T internet runs very slow and campground connection is not any better. - Ruffin It
Aug 2014 - $27.00
We were here a few years ago and wanted to see if the new owners have made any improvements. We had a level, gravel, full hookup pull-through site. There were maybe 20 other RVs in the park and some of them appeared to be extended stay customers. There is no cable TV but most sites appear to be satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi network was fine for us but that may be because the motel was almost empty and the park only 1/3 full. The new owners know that the electrical system needs to be updated, but I'm not sure they realize how many other problems this park has. Only 23 sites are full hookup and only one of those is 50 amp. There are about 20 W&E with some of them 50 and some 30 amp. The rest of the sites are no hookups or tent sites. Even the full hookup sites are a problem. While most of the sites in our row of 12 FHU, 30 amp sites had their own sewer on the driver's side, the W&E was shared every other site. So half the sites had the W&E on the passenger side of the site. The bathrooms are OK but the showers are very small. The laundry is small and cheap. I thought that the restaurant was just closed for the season but another customer told me that it is not open at all as of right now. The new owners have a lot of work to do to get this place up to par. The view of the Badlands to the north is fantastic. - Jerry S
Aug 2014 - $27.00
Good Sam rate. New owners are great. The CG is in the Badlands but outside the National Park. Not far through the park to reach I-90. One reason the rating is a little low is the issue with stanchion power when we tried to set up. My EMS wouldn't connect because of fluctuating voltage on the first stanchion. The second I tried did work but we had to be wise with appliances and accessories or trip the EMS with a low voltage error. The CG is clean, there are wind shelters on some of the sites (yes, the wind does blow here). The first night we had gusts to 35 MPH for about an hour before sunset. Easy access to Badlands National Park and worth the effort. We experienced traffic of a different nature this week since Sturgis Rally began 8-1 and runs through 8-9. SD-34 is the historic Highway to Sturgis and tens of thousands of bikers use the route...kind of fun to watch. In case you do get a site without sewer there is a dump station. The swimming pool is an above ground set up but the owners keep is clean. There is a restaurant and a motel on the grounds and plenty of room for camping and RVing. Sites are rough, dirt and gravel and there are some shade trees and plenty of room between sites. Laundry facility is clean and inexpensive. Most sites also have fire rings. We enjoyed our stay here and will return if through the area. - SilverBear