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Top Dispersed Camping near Badlands National Park

If you're looking for a place to dispersed camp near Badlands National Park, look no further. The Dyrt provides you with a diverse selection of places to camp, from dispersed backcountry camping to boondocking, and everything in-between. Each dispersed site offers quick access to one or more of Badlands National Park's most popular destinations.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Badlands National Park, SD (7)

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    Buffalo Gap Dispersed Camping

    109 Reviews
    349 Photos
    1296 Saves
    Wall, South Dakota

    The Wall is a part of Buffalo Gap National Grasslands. It is near The Badlands National Park and is dispersed camping.

    There is only one small developed recreation area on the Buffalo Gap National Grassland. The National Grassland Visitor Center is located in Wall, South Dakota. This site provides the history behind the system of the National Grasslands located across the West.

    While there is only one developed campground, there are plenty of open spaces to camp. Bring your horse, your bicycle or your OHV and spend some quiet time in the wide open spaces of the Grassland.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nebraska/recarea/?recid=30333

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
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    Buffalo Gap National Grassland

    16 Reviews
    52 Photos
    555 Saves
    Wall, South Dakota

    This area is divided into two areas located in southern South Dakota. One area is south and northeast of Hot Springs and the other is south and west of Wall. There are few developed recreation sites, but plenty of space for all kinds of recreational opportunities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
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    Baja Area Dispersed - Buffalo Gap National Grassland

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    117 Saves
    Interior, South Dakota

    There is only one small developed recreation area on the Buffalo Gap National Grassland. The National Grassland Visitor Center is located in Wall, South Dakota. This site provides the history behind the system of the National Grasslands located across the West.

    While there is only one developed campground, there are plenty of open spaces to camp. Bring your horse, your bicycle or your OHV and spend some quiet time in the wide open spaces of the Grassland.

    Overnight camping in developed sites is on a first-come, first-served basis. Campfires are allowed unless restrictions are posted. Red Cloud Campground site features 13 sites with picnic tables and fire grates, and a vault toilet. From Chadron, NE travel eight miles south of on U.S. Highway 385 to the campground.

    Backcountry, dispersed or primitive camping (no facilities) is allowed anywhere on the National Forest.

    Practicing Leave No Trace principles ensures that the next person to visit will have the same sense of discovery as those who came before.

    The seven principles are:

    Plan ahead and prepare, Camp and travel on durable surfaces, Dispose of waste properly, Leave what you find, Minimize campfire impacts, Respect wildlife, Be considerate of other visitors.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
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        Sage Creek Basin Camp

        1 Review
        12 Saves
        Wall, South Dakota
        • Pets
        • Phone Service
        • RVs
        • Tents
        • Equestrian
        • Standard (Tent/RV)
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