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349 Reviews of 17 Badlands National Park, South Dakota Campgrounds

Greg B.
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2021

Sleepy Hollow can get a little noisy

The campground is located directly next to a train track that had traffic on it during our stay. It was only one train in the late afternoon which was fine for us. The campground is a standard commercial campground with simple amenities. Its best selling point is how close it is to the city of Wall…

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Month of VisitJuly
Greg B.
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2021

Sunrise or sunset, views you’ll never forget!

My wife and I spent two nights here with our Lab and wished we had spent at least two more. It’s a bit bumpy getting in and out, but we were able to do it with a standard SUV and 22ft Airstream. Go for it, it’s worth it!

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SiteDispersed off grid
Month of VisitJuly
T
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2021

Biased, but they asked

This has been my home since my dad moved us here in 1970. I love it here. We have great grassland and there are beautiful canyons, and some of the features of the badlands show up in this area. It's a great blend of scenic beauty. We are near the North American Pole of Inaccessibility, making this…

Month of VisitJuly
William S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2021

Well, it’s a parking lot

But it happens to be the parking lot of there Great American Tourist Trap, famed in song and multiple billboards across South Dakota. While the three huge lots have no amenities whatsoever, they are large enough for any RV, and of course you’ve got the entire town right there.

  • it’s true. There is parking this way
  • Not quite a jackalope
  • Ah, the scenic view
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Month of VisitNovember
William S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

The campground that knows to get out of the way

Badlands National Park is a breathtaking treasure, and this site is smart enough to know that.

Built on an open plain, it offers a 360° view of the rocky hills, arranged so that nothing spoils that.

The site itself is simple: shaded picnic tables at each site, but no campfires (propane fires…

  • nice view
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  • electrical hookup by the host site.  Not sure if it’s available for public use
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Month of VisitNovember
Ashley B.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

The Wall

A great spot very close to the Badlands. Lots of open space for everyone. Like others have mentioned, the wind does get pretty intense. The sunrise view was incredible!

Month of VisitNovember
S
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Beautiful view, easy access, hella windy

Super easy spot to find and camp out while traveling for the night, wouldn’t want to spend more than that here, but it’s perfect to bunk up and get off the road. Plus you’ll wake up to beautiful sunrises and amazing views in the morning. Just too windy to consider camping for a few days.

Month of VisitNovember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2021

Enjoyable

Nice, clean campground. We got there early to make sure we would get a spot and there were plenty to choose from, but as the day went on they started to fill fairly quickly. There were no camp fires permitted but some campers had them, for the most part all the other campers were very respectful…

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Month of VisitNovember
Nina V.
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Views

Absolutely stunning location to set up camp, I’d recommend at least 2 nights.

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Month of VisitNovember
UThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

A treat of a campground!

I was on a cross-country road trip earlier this summer, and had to make a quick decision of heading towards the BLM nearby, or driving a few miles extra to the Sage Creek Campground, and so glad I did end up here.

It's few/several miles of driving on unpaved road, directly south of Wall, SD,…

  • Info display of aggressive bison behaviors. Remember that they're wild animals, do not approach them and stay at a distance.
  • Bison hoof imprint in dried mud at the campground.
  • View of the campground from a distance - path leading towards the riverbed. Pit toilet bldg visible on the left side (the might be another one on the opposite side of the cg as well).
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Month of VisitJuly
Denny K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2021

It's a little shippy show here

Is beautiful BLM spotter in the badlands I'll give it a 10 plus

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Month of VisitNovember
Jasmine P.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Great for seeing Wildlife

It was a bit chilly but what do you expect in October? The reviews about seeing wildlife caught our eye so we thought we'd check it out and it did not disappoint! There are tons of prairie dogs & their holes all over the site - so fun to watch! We also had Bison constantly strolling through and…

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  • prairie dogs are fun to watch
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Month of VisitNovember
l
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Camp with wildlife

The campground per se is not exceptional- a roundabout with picnic tables for each site. Also an area for horse trailers. But the location IS exceptional!! We had a bison herd of 26 meander by on the other side of the river bed. Two bison hang out at/ in the campground for an afternoon, evening,…

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Siteend of circle heading back out- our van faced the sunrise
Month of VisitOctober
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2021

Amazing!

Easy to find, plenty of spots, and amazing views! Not to be missed. 15 minutes to Wall Drug which should be done once in your life.

Month of VisitSeptember
l
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2021

End of season gem

We arrived here the last night of their season. We feel lucky to have had at least one night here before they close for the winter. Although the camp ground is outside the park, the views from the areas surrounding the campground are great. The white river runs just next to the campground and the…

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Month of VisitOctober

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