5 RV Parks near Wasta, South Dakota
Nov 2016 - $5.00
All pull thru, fairly level gravel sites. 20/30/50 amp sites. Grass between sites is full of burrs and stickers, otherwise would have rated a 10. Very convenient to hwy 40 but little noise, especially at night. Excellent satellite and cell service. $5 overnight, $10 for 24 hour stay. - lovinretirement
Aug 2007 - $27.00
This was a great find for us, as we hit eastern South Dakota at the height of the Sturgis motorcycle rally (first week of August), and couldn't find an RV site anywhere. With a map and the Trailer Life Directory, we found this little campground in Wasta, which is a tiny, tiny little town right on Highway 90. Our first impression wasn't great, as the trees are all small and new, and the grass was turning brown from the continuing drought. But we were directed into spacious and level pull-through site, and the owners delivered an empty garbage can right to our site for our use. The campground is within sight of the railroad tracks, but from inside our coach, we didn't hear a single train during the 4 days we were there. Everything in the campground is in good repair, and the small store, bathrooms and showers were spotless. The RV park is next to a motel, and campground guests are allowed use of the motel's pool, which is right across a small street from the campground. We gave this "no frills" campground a higher rating than some other full service campgrounds I could mention, primarily because of the owners. They were helpful, friendly, outgoing and seemed genuinely happy and willing to do anything they could to help us enjoy our stay. They run a small store on site with a rock shop that's worth a look. As far as we're concerned, good people make a good campground more than all the amenities in the world. - cathyvee
Aug 2017 - $1.00
Park rangers at visitors center discouraged us from attempting to camp here In our 20 foot class B; 12 mile unpaved road to access (part of which can be avoided), first come first served sites are intended for tents and tend to fill up. They made the helpful suggestion that we try the dispersed sites just outside Pinnacles entrance, which we enjoyed. - Cowlkin
Sep 2014 - $1.00
We like primitive campgrounds. Sage Creek is in the prairie section of the Badlands. There were numerous buffalo on the entry road and they can walk through the campground. Sage Creek is definitely accessible by big rigs, but there are only 2 or 3 sites that can accommodate them. All were available when we came in. Like Cedar Creek, the sites are simply pull offs to the side of the loop road, so your slide outs stick out towards the road. I could not find much information on this campground and its suitability for big rigs, so I had to check it out myself and stayed at Cedar Creek first. The road to Sage Creek is dirt, but is wide and not too rough. Locals told us 18 wheelers use it. If you don't need power, like primitive, and are self sufficient for power and water, don't overlook this one. We would stay here again, but its what we like and the price is right (free). There is no shade, sites are level. No cell or internet. We had no problems maneuvering our 39' RV with a toad. - CharlieS
Sep 2017 - $27.00
Full hook-ups, laid out well. Site was level. We stayed going on our way west and again when we returned home on our way east. Check-in was friendly and informative. Several permanent campers - seemed like pipeline workers. Quiet and tidy. Right across the RR tracks from Wall Drug. Train went by once a day. Great location for Badlands visiting. Be warned that this area is windy! - jenshick
Sep 2017 - $32.00
This is a campground in name only. It is a lot with gravel and some very overgrown trees. You risk damage to your motorhome if you park next to the trees. It is not very clean and probably has not had any maintenance done for at least 20 years. It is on the outskirts of town and our directions to get to Wall drug was crossing the train tracks between trains. - Peggy coffey
Sep 2017 - $30.00
I really liked this campground. It is a no frills, close to Wall Drug store and 8 miles from Badlands National Park. The owners are nice and the sites are level, with good cable, and satellite friendly. Our Verizon and T-Mobil internets worked well. Train did not bother us. Great overnight spot. - Liz I.
Oct 2017 - $36.00
A very quiet campground with occasional train traffic (averaged one or two per day) with some whistle blowing. Overall not really objectionable, but noticeable to a light sleeper. Main entrance road is gravel and a somewhat narrow two lanes. Gravel access roads in the interior (mostly single lane) with somewhat level gravel sites that could use a bit more gravel in places. Perhaps a bit smaller than typical site separation with struggling grass between the sites and a picnic table. Trees all around the perimeter of the campground along with some trees within the campground. Some puddling after a rainstorm, but no mud. Big rigs need to use extra caution on departure due to narrow access roads combined with utilities at the rear of the site across the road. It may be difficult to stay on the gravel making the turn out of the site. Power ok, water ok (70 psi), sewer ok. All utilities are towards the back of the site. Campground wifi had good signal and speed (but the campground was mostly empty at the time); Verizon 5 bars, good speed; TMobile 3 bars, good speed. No problem with satellite access except perhaps in parts of the A (southernmost) row. No recycling on site. Ok road bike riding around the town. We would stay here again when in the area. - SeaLandSkyPhoto
Sep 2017 - $39.00
Would have given all stars but our site was full of dog poo and cigarette butts and the electrical hook up was melted. The owner said he pays someone to clean sites and to make sure hook ups are correct. Hopefully he will take care of it. The positive is that it is a very nice park and the gals on check in were very nice, friendly and funny. So pleasant after being on the road. There is also an awesome fenced in dog area that is maintained. We will definitely return to this park when in the area. - FLNomads
Aug 2017 - $36.00
We stayed at this campground for 17 nights and have nothing but good things to say about it. It's not a fancy resort, it's in Wall for goodness sake, but for the type of campground it represents, they do a very good job. The owner was there much of the time, and refunded two weeks of our original one-month reservation without a fuss.
There's not a lot to do in Wall, and while the trip into Rapid City is doable, it gets tedious after a couple times. The park was quiet at night, we didn't hear trains after bedtime. In fact, they were pretty rare so maybe their schedule has something to do with the crops. We weren't bothered by freeway noise at all, and frequently slept with the windows open since the nights were beginning to cool as it got into September.
All-in-all a pretty nice place, we would not hesitate to stay here again when passing through. It is very convenient to the Badlands and the Grasslands, and the pool seemed to be a big hit with the youngsters. There's also a nice playground for the young ones. Huge grassy area toward the back for tenters, and some tent sites closer to the front with a covered pavilion. And the bathrooms were VERY clean (except for the mess made by other patrons).
Don't even think about the other RV park in town, we checked it out and it didn't have anything but a place to park your relatively small rig. We would not have fit there, but had no issues with our size at Sleepy Hollow. We had to request a fire pit after the ban was lifted, and the gal in the office brought one right over for us. - Denise and Glenn