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Badlands / White River KOA

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About This Campground

Welcome to the oasis of the Badlands! This KOA is just 4 miles from Badlands National Park. The rugged beauty of the Badlands includes a rich fossil bed and the nation's largest protected mixed-grass prairie, where you'll find bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs. The campground is in a quiet…

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Adults 18+, Kids 6-17, Free 0-5

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


54 Reviews of Badlands / White River KOA

Ratings Breakdown

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aThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2022

Nice and shady

Typical KOA, charged a little more but also more amenities. Would be a 5 if they kept the restrooms cleaner.

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Month of VisitAugust
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2022

Nice KOA

This was our first time at a KOA. Stayed for 2 nights to explore the Badlands. The campground was large and very close/convenient to Badlands National Park . I appreciated that they had the option of purchasing dinner or breakfast at their cafe. Hosts and staff are very friendly. They had a huge…

  • our pup loved the sprinkler in the dog park
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  • just a regular site
Month of VisitAugust
RyanAndAndrea C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2022

Busy but shaded

I was hesitant to camp in the Badlands because it gets so hot. This campground has SO many trees and I’m surprised at how much cooler it is, even though it’s right next to the Badlands.

Nice campsite space.

Bathrooms were a little sparse for the number of sites they have, but the bathrooms were…

SiteTent 117
Month of VisitJuly


Badlands / White River KOA is located in South Dakota


SOME GPS DEVICES ARE NOT RELIABLE IN THIS AREA. PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW OR CALL CAMPGROUND TO CONFIRM YOUR ROUTE. CELL PHONE COVERAGE IS SPOTTY, SO DO NOT RELY ON MAP APP ON YOUR PHONE. Closest to I-90 Exit 131: SD 240 south 9 miles to Badlands National Park Visitor Center, left on SD 377, then 2 miles to the town of Interior, left on Highway 44 S/E (across from the gas station), 4 miles, on left. Scenic route from east: take exit 150 at Kadoka. Go south Dakota State Highway 73 to South Dakota Highway 44. Turn right onto SD 44 west 31 miles to the KOA. It is on the right, 10 miles north of junction of SD 44 and BIA 2, a half mile past mile marker 124. Scenic route from west: I-90 Exit 61. Turn right 6 miles to SD Hwy 44. Exit on right, turn right at light. 70 miles to Interior, turn right to stay on SD 44, KOA is on the left, 4 miles past town of Interior. GPS Coordinates: N43,41.512; W101, 55.877. Use these in the GPS. It is more accurate than the street address.


20720 South Dakota Hwy
Interior, SD 57750


43.691917 N
101.931159 W

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