6.5 Good
     
Interior, South Dakota

Badlands Motel & Campground

Interior, South Dakota



Interior, South Dakota
Phone: (800) 388-4643

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $27 7/2016

Latitude: 43.7284387586046
Longitude: -101.978179589874

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

40 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good location but I would spring for the KOA up the road next time.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Badlands National Park is good for a day only. You might want to go to the old Minuteman missile sites (free). Wall Drug nearby. Get fuel when you first get off of Interstate. Nice store. Not much going on in Interior.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Looking for a campground close to the Badlands, we came across this little gem! Very nice host and very nice sites. We had full hook-ups on a gravel site with some grass and trees. Awesome views of the Badlands. Due to the date (October) we were the only ones there except for a few (maybe 6) permanent residents. We were very pleased with our stay and would return if in the area. We did not use the facilities so no comment on them. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This park sets at the Interior entrance to Badlands park one mile from visitors center. Sites were mostly open with little shade. Wonderful view of mountains. Has above ground pool that was very refreshing, and an adequate C store. Sites were gravel but level. Older 30 amp service, all hook ups were functional. We stayed two nights and would stay again. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Choose this park due to the fact it is so close to the Badlands. The utilities are laid out strangely and you need to check before pulling in as they could be on the wrong side. The scenery makes up for any short comings. Beautiful! We did experience low voltage at 104 volts but that really was on us as we moved to a full hook up site but only had a 30 amp service. We should have stayed on the 50 amp water and electric site. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The place is dirty and dusty and when we went it was muddy. But they have a nice pool and the location is A++. They are only minutes away from from many of the trails in the Badlands. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Minuteman Missile National Monument and Wall Drug are fairly close by.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for a month at this campground. Issues: during our stay was, the laundry room plenty of washers, but only one dryer, and it didn't function well. Campground WIFI very slow, not sure, you could even connect.

Otherwise the owners and staff were very helpful and friendly. They are very quick in making repairs that happen to occur, due to camper error. This campground is clean, safe and quiet. The majority of camper sites are 30 amp. Water and sewer locations are set up differently per site. Be sure to have extra hoses and electrical cords to reach if need be for full hook up sites.

There is also cabins, hotel rooms, tent camping areas, and Tee-Pees. Swimming pool is small but always clean.

Campground is 3 miles from the Badlands National Park, and has great views, of the park. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Small grocery store in Interior. Recommend driving to Kadoka, or Wall for better choices.

Things to do:

Badlands National park.

Haunted cemetery in Interior old grave stones dating back to 1800's

Dining out:

Rv park serves breakfast from 7 to 9 $7.00

Inside the National park, is a restaurant.

Interior has bar type food at the Wagon wheel bar and grill.

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Review Count: 260
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 640
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park; lots just long enough. Level. Some lots have sewer, some don't. Lot 1 is the "Wi-Fi" lot. Only 3 channels on antenna. No cable. Facilities worked well. Friendly owners. Badlands right out window, but a short drive will take you even deeper into them. Some road noise from the highway, but in a solid sided camper it's not all that noticeable. The town of Interior has 67 residents and appears to be a town that "was". Campground is for sale. We would stay here again. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are close together and two spaces share electricity and water hook ups. Staff friendly. Great views of the Badlands. Ok for a night or two. The town is very, very small and there is only a gas station, bar/grill, post office, and a small food/convenience store. The closest drug store is 30 miles through the park to Wall Drugs. The campground is for sale. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very basic RV park, but suited our needs. Level gravel sites, full hookups. Owners very friendly and helpful. Dog friendly and the park has the Badlands in its sights, so it provided some beautiful sunrise and sunset photos. If you are not looking for lots of amenities, then this park will suit you well. The Internet access was spotty, but we have a "hotspot" so it did not matter to us. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad campground, but needs updating. Nice clean, warm showers but again needs updating. Very friendly. We stayed for a week and had a lot of fun there. Unfortunately, it's for sale. No telling what it will be like when new owners take over. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very convenient to the Badlands National Park, just off Hwy 44, and maps and info are available in the office. Friendly staff. Some picnic tables needed upgrading. Sites are fairly closely spaced but pull-through, so convenient. Breakfast is available at the park. The camping rate is better than the one in the park, and it was electric only. We camped at Badlands Motel & Campground in a Motorhome.

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