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Interior, South Dakota

Badlands / White River KOA

Interior, South Dakota


20720 SD Highway 44
Interior, South Dakota 57750
Phone: (605) 433-5337

Sites: 139
Recent Rate: $45 5/2017

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Latitude: 43.69206475477
Longitude: -101.93261146545
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 no
  • 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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • 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 yes
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

129 Reviews

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay when visiting the Badlands National Park. It's typical for a KOA - gravel roads and sites, playground for the kids, gift shop, etc. It could be maintained better, but the location and friendly staff make this place a good choice. Would most definitely stay here again. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel roads, grass in between. A good place to stay and see the Badlands. We enjoyed the park. Pool and Cafe closed for season. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Badlands are awesome! Make sure to visit Wall Drug and its story in the town of Wall.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Badlands/White River KOA. It is truly an oasis in the desert. It's close to the Badlands National Park, but in a very quiet location. Large dog run. Helpful, friendly owners. Plenty of room for a big rig motor coach. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For lunch, I highly recommend the Sioux Indian tacos at Cedar Pass Lodge right by the main visitor's center in Badlands NP.

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Review Count: 723
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 69

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Without a doubt, this was the worst experience we have ever had at a KOA is 26 years of RVing. We had stayed here about 9 years ago, but started staying closer to I-90 to save a gallon or two of gas. Unfortunately, I decided to try this park again. We did not know that there are new owners as of 2 years ago. We called and reserved a FHU site that was supposed to be satellite friendly (their website says some sites are satellite friendly). After check in, we were led to a site with a large tree next to it and huge branch right over the front section of the RV's roof and satellite dome). When I mentioned this to our guide, he pleaded ignorance to what we were supposed to get and suggested that we might get satellite if we move all the way to the front of the site. I did so, but still could not get reception. We had to walk back to the office and they said they had NO FHU satellite friendly sites. After asking for our money back, they offered us a FHU site in the overflow area. That was satellite friendly but the closest sewer was 35" away. They LIED to us when we made the reservation (tell the customer we have what he wants), when we arrived (Oops, no FHU sites with satellite), and when we complained (there is 1 FHU site in the overflow). The park has good facilities and very good recreational amenities, but the way we were LIED to was totally unacceptable. In addition to everything else, we did not have cable TV at the overflow site and could not use the WIFI there. NO surprise - it was Tengo. This park should be a 7 or 8, being LIED to at every turn brings it down to a 2. There is some recycling. The site we ended up with was not worth the $37 or the 1 hour hassle to get it. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Great stop to visit the Badlands NP. Sites are dirt, with some grass between, amid trees. Occasional sewer smell but not a problem. Good satellite, but took some positioning and no cell phone. Poor wifi. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best KOAs we've stayed in; well run and nicely kept up by really friendly folks. This is the best CG in the area because of the big cottonwood trees - other CGs are pretty much in full sun. These sites are nice and level; all lined up as angled pull-thrus with grassy space in between and many with some trees for decent shade. Nice pool, lawn space, playground, bike rentals, badminton and other recreational activities make this a real family-friendly place. Cable offering was weak and Verizon service was intermittent at best, but CG WiFi was really good most of the time. Bathrooms and laundry facility are due for an upgrade, but aside from that this place is really outstanding. We stayed for 5 nights and would come back in a heartbeat! We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring all of the groceries that you need as there is nothing anywhere close to nearby. This KOA does offer breakfast every morning and I think they have pizzas available, as well.

See Badlands at different times of the day to observe and photograph how the sun hits these rock formations - stunning.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best KOA's Ihave stayed at. Nice people, shaded site, easy access in and out. An oasis in the badlands. Highly recommend. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

I will try to be fair with the campground based on the front part of their campground because of the shading, levelness, and spacing. However, we elected to get a more expensive premuim site that was located at the back of the campground. The site we had did not have any shade at all, even with the one tree between the sites. Our site looked like a converted roadway because it was about 100' long, a total waste of space. The campground's yard waste area appeared to be about 75' from our camper which was very unsightly. Our patio was not completed. It had very sharp edges which were quite dangerous, there were stacked pavers on the patio creating a trip hazard, and several pallets of pavers stored near our camper. The new grills electric spark did not work, the wifi did not work, and the cable signal did not reach this premium site.

We went back to the owners to move to another site but were told no other sites were available but if we could leave within 1 hour he would refund our money. He said he would even give us the numbers of other campgrounds to call. After traveling 10 hours and already setting up our site we decided to stay but asked for a $10 discount because of the above issues. He told us that he could rent this site out the moment we left and refused the discount. He exhibited a total disregard to customer service which an employee later reinforced after we told our story to him by telling us that the owners would not care about a bad review because they get plenty of business.

Upon leaving we again spoke to the owner and he finally agreed that a premium site would have wifi and cable, but still offered no discount and told us that this type of site in the area with these services are $195 a night, a total lie.

So if you elect to stay here, stay in the front and do not pay for the premium site. It is far from premium.

We will not be staying here again. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
141
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 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 and the Minuteman Missle Park but get to the visitor center early if you want to go in the underground control center. The tickets for the day are gone in 10 minutes.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Tent 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 tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

There is a small store in town but it is very limited. If you go to the town of Wall there is a mid size grocery store there on a side street. They had fresh produce and meat. This store is about 30 miles from the campground.

Take advantage of the new Minuteman missle NM which is located just off of I-90 at exit 116 for the silo and exit 131 for the main building. There is a limited number of tickets handed out at 8:00 am each day to be able to take the elevator down to the launch room.

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest campground near the Badlands National Park (Happy 100 Birthday NPS!). After a day in the hot, unrelenting sun touring the Park, the shady trees, and crystal clear swimming pool were a welcome relief. Our first campsite was in the late afternoon sun, we asked and were moved to a shadier site. The staff were super welcoming and very easy to work with. This campground had been recommended to us by a friend. After passing other campgrounds in the area, we were very glad that we followed up on the recommendation. The campground is pretty full during the summer tourist months so schedule ahead. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The Badlands National Park is AMAZING! We spent 2 days (and 1 night) there. We only did a few of the many things that you can do there. We could have definitely stayed longer!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

Nobody told us that it was on the other side of the park from the interstate.

It was a clean and friendly park.

We arrived on the weekend that all the bikers were leaving and were charged the upcharge for Sturgis week pricing. OUCH! We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy drive into national park. Nice dog run area. Walking path. Would return. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a beautiful park on the White River near the Badlands Interior entrance. You went a few miles down a road and then dropped down into river bottom with lots of large Cottonwoods. Very shady and cool, which is a rare find in the Badlands! Excellent spot to access the park. Quiet, even though it was busy. Clean bathrooms and showers. Nice setup to do dishes outside. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Tent 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 tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Badlands National Park

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