Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
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
Walk In
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
43.6919 N
-101.9312 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.
25 Reviews of Badlands / White River KOA

Best KOA we have stayed at. Great location with a top notch facility. Bob and Karen are wonderful hosts. This is definitely worth the visit.

Great location for the Badlands!

This was our second time staying at the Badlands/White River KOA. It’s a nice campground but our timing was bad for heat, biting flies and mosquitos. The campground fogged for bugs at night. Still, electricity, clean bathrooms, and an excellent location for getting to the Badlands National Park quickly.

A small community

This campsite is probably one of the most luxurious we’ve stayed at. It was our first KOA. It is conveniently located right off the scenic badlands loop. Restrooms and showers were very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our biggest complaint would be that the mosquitoes were TERRIBLE. But the campsite is located right next to water, so that was to be expected. What was unexpected was the host fogging the whole campsite (he warned us first so we could wait for a few minutes in our car) which helped tremendously! The site had wifi and a little convenience store which offered a few snacks and drinks. They have a pool (not yet open during our stay) and activities for children. When we left the campsite headed for the black hills, we saw lots of wildlife. Overall we would definitely stay again!

Nice campground near the entrance to the Badlands National Park

This tree-filled campground is very near the entrance to the Badlands National Park. Trees large enough to provide shade - what a luxury in the Badlands area! The campground had all the amenities, although the wifi was a little glitchy. The Badlands did not disappoint! We thoroughly enjoyed the park and visited in the morning, during the day and in the evening to catch the sunset. We also transported our bikes to the park to ride on the Sage Creek Road through the national park. It was a great 23-mile ride, although the advertised"rolling hills" were steeper than I would have guessed. We saw mountain goats with babies, lots of bison, and tons of prairie dogs!

Nice sites and nice people

Great location if you are visiting the Badlands. The sites were all nice with lots of trees around. The pull through sites in the back of the park were huge. Modern and clean bathrooms and showers. The pool was over chlorinated but was clean and well kept. Friendly staff that you can tell really care about making this a nice campground.

July 2019 mosquito heaven

Pack deet bug spray and long sleeves. This year was a wet one and everywhere in the Badlands is mosquito heaven.. Besides that the parks great

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.