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About Badlands / White River KOA

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 rural setting with hundreds of large shade trees beside the White River. Enjoy the pool, fun-bike rentals, mini golf and a large pet park. Pancake breakfasts, Indian tacos and more are served Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Choose from Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins, full-hookup Pull-Thru RV Sites, tepees, Premium Tent Sites (with shelter, sink and electricity), standard shaded Tent Sites and big-rig friendly sites with a patio area. Free Wi-Fi! Stop by the grocery store and gift shop. Max pull thru: 120 feet

Fee Info
Adults 18+, Kids 6-17, Free 0-5
Drive In
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Badlands / White River KOA is located in South Dakota
43.692 N
-101.931 W
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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.
19 Reviews of Badlands / White River KOA
Stay here to see Badlands NP

We stayed overnight in a W/E PT for $48. The campground has lots of trees and there's a nice size dog run. Only a few minutes drive from Badlands NP entrance.

Great KOA

This KOA is kinda outside of anything which is nice. It is quiet and has a dog park for your pets which is awesome. The bathrooms were clean and the people who checked us in were super nice. I loved the little fast food place they had too. That was very convenient for us.

Location! Clean cabins and great atmosphere

This KOA is located near the Badlands and provides excellent cabins and facilities. They also have options such as breakfast, dinner, pool, and a camp store!

July 2018: Must visit

Staff is very organized, just follow directions and they’ll get you all set up. Lots of trees and next to White River. Lots of sites, pool is very slippery so hold on. Close to the Badlands and great sunsets. Definitely coming back for a longer stay.

The only option

This campground was alright. They had a snack bar and activities for the kids. The tent sites were big and the facilities were mostly clean. It’s the only campground near Badlands NP and is quite a drive to the middle of nowhere. WiFi coverage was poor and Sprint has no cell service here.

convenient location to Badlands National Park

no complaints after two nights. A big campground and primitive campsite we had is a bit of a trek to the bathroom. But nice big cottonwoods offered good shade. also this was first KOA we stayed at thatoffered recycling bins.

Middle of Badlands

Nice campground with many amenities. We stayed in a camper cabin with air conditioning knowing it would be warm when we were there. They serve breakfast and dinner which were both very good! The staff were all awesome!!! The biggest problem is the campground is situated between 2 rivers so the mosquitoes were unbearable. We cut our stay a day short because we couldn’t even sit outside and enjoy a fire after a long day of hiking without being eaten alive. I’m sure this is a much better experience when the mosquitoes aren’t as bad!


Tent sIte. VIsIted in July. Extremely hot (>100) for 2 nights. mosquitos were insane! I usually expect them this time of year, but apparently they were especially awful this year per camp owners. bathrooms were sub par on the cleanliness side. dog area was nice. camp store very limited

Crowded but nice

The campground was very crowded on a saturday night. everyone had all of their lights on from their RVs until after 11 pm. but it was nice that this KOA had showers, much needed after a long day of hiking around during a hot day badlands NP. and all the people around made it feel a little bit safer. i had a nice shady spot for my tent under a tree.