Interior, South Dakota

Badlands / White River KOA

Interior, South Dakota



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

Sites: 139
Recent Rate: $45 7/2015

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

101 Reviews

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Fred 52

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
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We stayed a single night passing through. This campground is a diamond off the beaten path. Great people, great campground and wonderful overall facility. If it were just a little closer to more of the Black Hills attractions it would be a perfect base to work from for the region. Facilities are well established and maintained with plenty of activities for children, a well maintained pet exercise area and plenty of shade. We will stay here again the next time we're in the area. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Handy to the Badlands Loop and shopping in Wall, S.D.

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KyKampers

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $48.00
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Our pull-through site was extremely long and level. The playground was decent. Good proximity to the Badlands. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Go hike around/ climb all over the rocks at the Badlands. Our kids LOVED it there!!

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Russ60

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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Really enjoyed staying here in our 38' MH. It provided easy access to the Badlands National Park which is one of our favorite motorcycle riding areas. This is a well managed clean park with full hookups and level sites. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Pool and restrooms were clean. Wifi service is almost non existent. Verizon had no cell phone coverage nor where there any "air" TV channels. Satellite is available; however, my coach was oriented so the satellite was, in my roof mounted antenna's, blind spot. Truly didn't care. We came to ride the Badlands of South Dakota and that we did! Lastly, we had severe storms at night, but did not see any flooding in the CGs. Flies and mosquitos were not a problem. Spraying must be working. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There is extensive road construction in the area and recommend following the CG websites avoidance directions. Try their Buffalo Burgers. They were pretty good.

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cbrew

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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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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Michael47

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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Gravel drive and site. Table and some grass. Staff very accommodating and helpful. Bring lots of long lasting bug spray and alcohol wipes. Get your National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. When I got my pass it was $10.00. You will go through the park every time you leave the CG. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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Ratch

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
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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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llberge

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
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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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Adirondack Ed

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $43.00
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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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Dave51

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
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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: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $34.00
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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: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $43.00
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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: 2

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
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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
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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: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
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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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