A bit overpriced and it seemed very crowded. The campers next to us put there screened room over on to our site and parked their truck "right there" so it was very hard to back in. It got worse when he tried to help us! Very steep hill going down into the campsite. It really is in a canyon or gully, whichever you prefer.
There is a statepark next to Badlands trail rides, but they have their own campground. We had the Riverview site. It had electricity and free firewood and the most incredible view of the badlands. We didn't realize there were no water hookups here. They had a cooler of drinkable water and a jug of non-potable water. If we had known, we could have filled up at the bathrooms. But it was an incredibly tight drive to the site through a gate. Nice people. Just ask a lot of questions before you go.
The sites were fine, but the campground only get a 6 in my book. One, they advertise on a big sign "Full Service Campground" but there are no bathrooms or showers and no Wi-Fi. Then there's the gate at the entrance. It mentions in the paperwork that the gate closes when the pro shop closes. No hours mentioned. No one said, if you are out late, here's a code or a pass. We returned at 10:06 and found out the pro shop closes (later) at 10:00. No one around, no one answered the phone. We had to park outside the gate and walk up the driveway to the farthest site in the park. Then we walked back to check for something in the van and drove in right after they drove out. No one seemed to care. We would try the other campground next time.
We were pleasantly surprised. Park is very woodsy with large sites. Although 2 campers shared a site, pulling in from different directions, we had plenty of room. We were disappointed there were no water hookups, but they have a large (6 rig) dump area with fresh water fill up. Very nicely done. Yes, the trains are loud, but not that frequent. We would definitely return. But get here early if you don't have a reservation.
The location and view are incredible. The people that we dealt with were very nice. That being said, the site they gave us was very uneven, the Wi-Fi was non-existent (although heavily promoted) and half the dryers in the laundry room were down. You had to waste your time waiting for an open one and pounce on it. When I asked about the Wi-Fi, the girl said, "Well, there are about 900 people camping here and it's through a satellite and..." Hey, that's not my problem when you tell me something's available when it's not. If you go to this place with low expectations, then you probably won't be disappointed. Oh, and they don't have a dump station!
We camped here for a week in July and had a great time. We had site number 2 with the big, shaded deck and the water wheel. It was such a nice, quiet, relaxing experience. The owners were so nice and brought us warm, homemade muffins. They were helpful and always making sure we were doing okay. The internet was a little spotty at times and there was not a lot of space for the dog to go, but we managed just fine. It was also very convenient to the New River Trail. We rode our bikes on the trail and had a great time.