Badlands / White River KOA

     


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

Sites: 139
Recent Rate: $43 9/2014


Latitude: 43.6920647547702
Longitude: -101.932611465454

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

95 Reviews

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Adirondack Ed

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 61
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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: 3

Date of Stay: - $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: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $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: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 3

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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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kegmaster

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good KOA. Great staff, clean sites. Roads are gravel, but drain well. If you are seeing the Badlands, this is the place. It is about 25 minutes off the Interstate, but you are close to the badlands. If you come in from the east you actually drive through the Badlands. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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psjh

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, shaded oasis next to the Badlands. Very clean. Nice large sites for a KOA. Large grounds and a wonderful enclosed "dog park". Would be a 10 except very poor cell service and poor wi-fi. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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