Interior, South Dakota

Badlands / White River KOA

Interior, South Dakota



Interior, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 433-5337

Sites: 139
Recent Rate: $42 6/2015

Latitude: 43.6920647547702
Longitude: -101.932611465454

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

97 Reviews

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cbrew

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two nights. Park itself is pretty good, staff if very nice. Campground has lots of space and sites are well spaced. Utilities in good spots and good shape. Pool looks in good condition. Here is the bad thing, that the park has little they can do about. Way too many mosquitoes, ponding is a real problem when it rains. Even though they sprayed the park the day before we arrived the amount of rain and blood suckers was ridiculous. If it rains - expect a lot of water in and around the park including the sites, our utility pole was flooded about 1/3 the way up. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If raining - use deet, nothing else will work, we tried them all. Try and see a sunset in the Badlands - incredible!

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Ratch

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is an excellent choice to use as a base to visit the Badlands and other attractions in the area.

The layout provides spacious sites with extensive shade from the cottonwood trees. The downside is that during June those shade trees are dropping cotton balls and they are everywhere.

The staff is attentive and the store is well stocked. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

In addition to the Badlands, a must stop is the Minuteman Historic Site located at exit 131 on Interstate 90. Try to get tickets to the underground control room.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Adirondack Ed

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved it. This place is beautifully kept with a friendly courteous staff. The small camp store was very nice. I would highly recommend this campground. Very close to the Badlands. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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llberge

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is very well run. It is neat and clean and nicely laid out as most KOA facilities are. The pull-thru sites are level and pretty wide and long. The abundance of trees for shade is very welcome in the Badlands. All utilities worked as they should, including wifi, but there is no cell phone service. It is in a great location to tour the Badlands and Wall Drug. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Dave51

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is with KOA 10% discount. An oasis in the Badlands. The KOA is approximately 5 miles from the entrance to Badlands National Park. Our site (#15) was well shaded from afternoon sun. All services worked well. Ordered Indian tacos and pulled pork sandwiches from the Kook Shack and enjoyed both. We stayed for 3 nights while touring the Badlands. We would stay here again. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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obxblond

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

In the past I have not had very good experiences with KOA campgrounds but this location is Excellent. Staff very nice, facilities are spotless, plenty of activities at the campground - swimming pool, miniature golf, volleyball and of course the Badlands are nearby to explore. My site was level with a nice grassy area to enjoy the picnic table. There is plenty of space to walk the dog and they have an off leash park for the four paws to play. I usually fix my meals in my RV, but I decided to try the Indian Taco for dinner and it was delicious. They have a nice little cafe offering quick meals for breakfast and dinner at reasonable price and plenty of food. Picked up dinner after finishing the laundry and had a nice relaxing evening. I would stay at this campground again and would make it a destination park, too. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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Johnson's

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located about 4 miles south of the Badlands National Park main entrance off Highway 44. If you access the park via I-90 exit 131 you will pass through the National Park. If you advise that you are just passing through they will allow you to pass no charge. There are very few RV campground choices in this area and this park rate reflects that. This is a typical KOA, with gravel roads and sites. WiFi almost worked some of the time. Be aware that there is no cell service within this campground, though there is one working pay phone within the park. Cell service is available within much of the National Park. The park cable TV consists of 13 analog channels. A few of the sites may provide satellite access and if needed specify by phone to the camp ground well before your arrival. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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too tall

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $42.00
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Nice campground. Plenty of room. Nice pool, clean washrooms, friendly staff. Good cheap breakfast. Close to Badlands loop. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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naner

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Super nice KOA, lots of activities for the kids to do. They did the banana bikes one day, swam in the pool, played at the playground. Our site was very spacious, well shaded. Lovely view of some of the smaller rock formations that are outside the NP. Took five minutes to get to the entrance to the Badlands NP daily. It was a very nice place to make as our home for our visit there. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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The Regans

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA park is one of the most beautiful we have ever stayed in. It is located in a wooded area along the White River on the edge of the Badlands. The sites are gravel, long, and have a nice grassy area around each one. There are a variety of sites including full hook up with pull-throughs, cable and Wi-Fi. The grounds are immaculate and there are lot of amenities including a pool, playground and pet area. Finding a shaded spot in the Badlands is quite a bonus and you are only 4 miles from the entrance to the national park. The staff is quite helpful. We had a problem with our cable hook-up and two maintenance men came to our site within minutes to help us fix the problem. We only stayed here for one night due to commitments elsewhere, but we would definitely return again and plan to extend our stay. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2396

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is based on KOA discount. Our park rating is based on a "destination" location. The park offers excellent hookups, adequate spacing (far better than most KOAs), level gravel pads, beautiful cottonwood shade, and good 12 channel cable. The park offers some cooked meals at the office, but we didn't try them. The pool looked very nice and a nice size. Wi-Fi was good, but our Verizon cell reception did not exist for phone calls. There was just enough signal so we could text if we wanted. The park is conveniently located 4 1/2 miles from the south entrance to the Badlands National Park. We would stay again if in the area. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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Dr. Moreau

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in May, drove through the campground to our spot and were happy to see the campground virtually empty. Only a handful of RVs were parked. Our campground was perfect and right across the driveway from the huge dog park and not far from the playground. The campground owners and workampers were very friendly and helpful. We had two packages delivered during our stay and both times the owner of the KOA was very friendly. We had full hookups during our stay. The spots are tight together but you get enough grass to play outside. There was a newish picnic table and the whole KOA is well shaded. There is a large tent camping area in the back. There is no cable TV, but who cares, right? Would I recommend this park? Yes. Would we come back? Yes. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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796ccjohnson

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
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This campground is situated in an open grove on a flat along the White River a couple of miles east of the town of Interior, SD. The gravel spaces are level, with surrounding grassy areas . The staff were friendly and helpful; the restrooms were fine. The campground is quiet. I did not try the Wi-Fi. Cell phone reception is very poor; you may need to go up to the road to make calls. We stayed in an Aliner popup on September 13th, 2013 and were planning on staying the 14th ( which would have been a free night), but had another commitment come up, so we only stayed one night. The rate was $26 for the one night with a KOA card. We would definitely stay there again when we return to the Badlands area in the future. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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from Latte Land

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were so roomy and the price so reasonable, we were frankly surprised this was a KOA. About half the sites have mature trees. Clean bathrooms and showers. While Verizon voice and data are non-existent, we were impressed that they advised us of that up-front when we made our reservations (how unusually honest, huh?). Their Tengo Internet Wi-Fi, however, is excellent (we had trouble with it at first, and the owner offered suggestions; then it was screaming fast)! Both owners are delightful and helpful. There were too many flies and mosquitoes for us, but we hear this year was an anomaly. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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NHIrish

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
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We spent three nights in this very nice clean KOA. The location is prefect for a visit to the badlands. Sites are a bit short, but that seems to be typical of KOA's in general. Good power and services. Very good Wi-Fi. This is a professional, well run operation. Grounds spotless, so we assume the restrooms were as well. Great fried dough with ice cream served in the cook shack! Don't know if it is the season or the area, but there sure were lots of flies and mosquitoes. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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