Interior, South Dakota

Badlands / White River KOA

Interior, South Dakota



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

Sites: 139
Recent Rate: $1 9/2015

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) 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 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 ?
  • $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 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-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • 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 yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • 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 ?
  • 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 no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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111 Reviews

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rvnlinda

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $41.00
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Everything worked well. Good WiFi. Trees provided shade but blocked our satellite. Inviting pool, mini golf, Indian tacos for $7.50, good play equipment, wide sites and great pull-throughs. Good roads. Would definitely stay here again. Real pride of ownership park! We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Get mapping directions from owner. Don't use I-90.

Outstanding Indian tacos in Badlands NP Made by real Sioux Indians from grandma's recipe. Their fry bread base is delicious. I've eaten Indian tacos about 50 times, and these are #1. Also, try the SDstate dessert, Kuchin.

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Senior Camper

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $39.00
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Nice for a KOA. Usually not our favorite campgrounds. Great owners. Very close to Badlands National Park - a must see. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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susie-q

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $1.00
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Can't remember how much we paid but we received a significant amount off the fee because of acquired KOA points. Stayed in this campground several nights while visiting the Badlands. Only AT&T cell connection across the street and up a hill. Sites close together. Nice walking trail around the campground. Nice dog park. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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alley

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $62.00
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I go out of my way to avoid KOA parks. In 25 years of RV'ing I've stayed in 5 or 6. With the exception of a KOA park in San Padre, TX I find them to be overpriced and lacking in amenities.

This park is by far the worst the worst. We reserved a 50 amp pull thru with full hookups and satellite availability. The park is gravel and dying grass. Staff acted like they were doing us a favor to take our $124.00 for 2 nights. I returned to the office when I saw there was no satellite line of site. At first the host told me none were available when I made my reservation. I informed her the person on the phone assured me there would be satellite line of site. A man sitting nearby then told me they just bought the park a couple of months ago and relied on notes from the prior owner relative to satellite line of site. Apparently they are too busy to correct the prior owners note. When I suggested this should not be the customers problem the owner stormed out of the office leaving his wife to apologize.

These folks won't be in business long. Perhaps the next owners will behave as hosts.

Also no Verizon and slooow internet. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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Hhotz

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $44.00
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Stayed one night - passing thru to Yellowstone. Clean campground-most of the employees were super nice and helpful. Perfect location to the Badlands-I think the entrance was only 4-5 miles away. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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linnemj

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
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Traveling from I-90 you will have to pass through the Badlands National Park and pay the fee. We found this to be a typical KOA campground. The benefit of KOAs is you pretty much know what you are going to get in facilities and site selection. Our full hook up site was under several trees and shade is welcome here in the summer. Site and entry roads were gravel and in good shape. Most sites were level pull throughs. The grounds and facilities were in good condition, through the bathrooms were dated. Our picnic table was in poor condition with peeling paint. The pool was very nice. Value for the money was fair, even though we normally don't pay this much for a campsite. Sewer hookup was above ground level which makes it difficult to utilize. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Minuteman Missile Historical Site located off I-90. To get tour tickets to the launch facility arrive when they open at 8 AM since tour space is very limited. Very interesting tour of the launch facility including the underground bunker.

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Greaseman93

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
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We stayed here for 5 nights to visit the area and sight see. It was the week after the Sturgis bike rally, so there weren't a lot of campers in the park. It made it quiet there. The restrooms were clean, and there was ample hot water. Found the people who worked there to be friendly and helpful. This campground is off the beaten path. It's a few miles south of the expressway, and there was road work going on driving to the park. You drive partially through the Badlands park to get to the KOA. We enjoyed our stay there, and I liked being away from the center of activity. It was a long drive to everything, but we enjoyed it. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to Wall, and right in the Badlands. ours was a pullthrough site. The placement of the fire pit was kinda awkward, but we weren't there enough for it to matter. It was warm and we only had a fire once or twice.

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 259
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
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Clean and well maintained park. Very friendly personnel and they have dinner choices at night. We had 50 amp, pull though, full hookups. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Take a drive through the Badlands on the scenic route. We saw big horned sheep and a coyote. We also went to Wall Drug for 5 cents a cup coffee and the Wounded Knee Museum.

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Connie's Co-Owner

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $41.00
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This was a nice park. It was quiet. The staff was friendly & helpful. The sites were gravel & level. The hookups were all in the right place. We had cable & Wi Fi. We had no problem getting satellite signal but could not get local over the air channels. We were in a valley & there was no cell signal in the park except right next to the pay phone booth (no phone, just the booth) outside the office. They had an amplifier there. It also seemed only one person could use their cell phone at a time. There is a picnic table at that spot. It is next to the pool. So you could sit down while you talked. They offer a limited menu for breakfast (pancakes, sausage, bacon & an egg Mc Muffin type sandwich) & dinner, too (burgers). You order & pay in the office & wait out by the cookhouse until they call your name. You can eat outside or take it back to your RV. There is a restaurant in the Badlands Park not too far away but other than those two options you are out of luck. Wall is 40 miles away & Rapid City is 80 miles away. They have a dog park. We would stay here again. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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Fred 52

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
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: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $50.00
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The campground itself is quite nice but has a few drawbacks worth mentioning. On the good side, it's large, with a mix of full hookup sites, partial hookup, cabins, and tent sites. It's just a few miles from the entrance to Badlands National Park. Most of the sites have plenty of shade trees which are a huge benefit considering how hot it gets here. One big plus for us was the large fenced-in dog area, one of the largest we've seen, which also has a dog washing station. Being a large campground we found plenty of grassy places to walk our dogs. There's a swimming pool which looked like it got a lot of use (we didn't use it), and other amenities like pancake breakfasts, evening BBQs, etc. On the bad side, we thought our full hookup pull-through site was a little small for a $50/night rate in rural South Dakota. The sites in our area were so short that many visitors' tow vehicles were sticking out into the very narrow lanes between the sites--when it was time for us to leave we couldn't get out and had to drive through the empty site across from us to get to the next lane. The other big downside for us was there was no usable Verizon or AT&T signal. With our booster we got a very weak signal but data (3G only) was still extremely slow. The campground WiFi worked occasionally but was usually unusably slow in the evening. To sum up, there are other campgrounds closer to Badlands (less expensive and with cell signal) but the big thing the KOA has going for it is mature shade trees and amenities like the pool and dog park. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There's not much in the way of shopping nearby, so it's best to hit the grocery store before arriving if you need to buy more than just the basics.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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In the middle of the South Dakota Badlands outside the park, with lots of huge shade trees so forget about Sat TV. If you have trees at your site watch for big limbs. Cable not at all sites and I understand limited reception. Mostly 30 amp. No WiFi or phone reception. Outdoor cafe food is so so. Sparkling pool filled with active kids and cows in adjacent pastures mooing at night. Sites were spacious, gravel and grass in between. No sat reception at site 27 due to trees and no cable service. Pay rounds looked nice and entire campground well maintained, Grass cut and clean. Did not use facilities. No book exchange. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Motorhome.

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snoopy216

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
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RV park in the middle of the badlands but a little hard to find. The shower rooms are dated and very little room to change. The staff very nice Bathrooms very dated and old but for a stop over the price was good and it's in the middle of the Badlands. Just make sure before you get there you fill up the tanks because no gas station around except 2 and the price is very very pricey. We camped at Badlands / White River KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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