Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Badlands National Park

Searching for a campsite that allows pets near Badlands National Park? Find the best information on pet-friendly campsites and dispersed camping near Badlands National Park, including sites, reviews, and tips for getting the most out of your camping experience. Each pet-friendly spot offers quick access to one or more of Badlands National Park's most popular destinations.

Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Badlands National Park, SD (16)

    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Gap Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Gap Dispersed Camping
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    1.

    Buffalo Gap Dispersed Camping

    111 Reviews
    364 Photos
    1353 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
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Hotel & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Hotel & Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Hotel & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Hotel & Campground

    2.

    Badlands Hotel & Campground

    56 Reviews
    198 Photos
    333 Saves
    Interior, South Dakota

    Just a mile from the iconic Badlands National Park, our hotel and full-service campground offers a great base camp to explore South Dakota’s Badlands, Black Hills, and the historic small town of Interior.

    With a variety of rooms, RV sites, and tent sites, we are ideal for couples getaways, family vacations, or traveling groups. We also offer an on-site restaurant, outdoor pool, fire pits, and complimentary WiFi.

    Your Badlands getaway awaits. What are you waiting for?

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 - $174 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands / White River KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands / White River KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Badlands / White River KOA
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    3.

    Badlands / White River KOA

    58 Reviews
    131 Photos
    221 Saves
    Interior, South Dakota

    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

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sleepy Hollow Campground
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    4.

    Sleepy Hollow Campground

    28 Reviews
    31 Photos
    116 Saves
    Wall, South Dakota

    Sleepy Hollow is located one block from the world famous Wall Drug! The city of Wall, The Window to the West, also the west entrance of the Badlands National Park Loop and bordering the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands. Mount Rushmore and Sturgis are 65-70 minutes away!

    All of our 59 RV sites are pull thrus. We offer a heated swimming pool and cable TV. Pets are welcome and we have a new dog park.

    We are a Good Sam Park and AAA approved. Our restrooms were rated 10 out of 10 in 2015 for the 5th consecutive year by Trailer Life/Good Sam Club

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from The Wall Boondocking Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from The Wall Boondocking Dispersed
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    5.

    The Wall Boondocking Dispersed

    18 Reviews
    40 Photos
    149 Saves
    Wall, South Dakota

    Welcome to The Wall Boondocking Dispersed area, nestled in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in South Dakota. This spot is a favorite among campers for its breathtaking views and wide-open spaces. Perched along a ridge, it offers stunning vistas of the Badlands, making it a perfect place to catch a sunrise or sunset.

    This location is all about simplicity and natural beauty. There are no facilities here—no toilets, showers, or drinking water—so come prepared. It's a true boondocking experience, but the payoff is worth it. The views are unparalleled, and the night sky is a stargazer's dream.

    Visitors have noted that it can get quite windy, so make sure to secure your gear. The soil can also get tricky when wet, turning into a slick mess, so keep an eye on the weather. Despite these challenges, campers rave about the experience. The area is spacious, allowing for plenty of room to spread out, though privacy can be limited due to the open terrain.

    Pets are welcome, and there's no need for a permit, making it an easy and accessible spot for a spontaneous getaway. It's also free, which is always a bonus. Just remember to pack out what you pack in, as there are no trash services available.

    Whether you're in a tent or an RV, The Wall offers a unique and memorable camping experience. It's a great spot to unwind, enjoy the scenery, and maybe even meet some fellow campers. So, grab your gear and head out to The Wall for an unforgettable adventure.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Gap National Grassland
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Gap National Grassland
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    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Gap National Grassland
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    6.

    Buffalo Gap National Grassland

    16 Reviews
    52 Photos
    564 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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      Minute Man RV Park & Lodging

      5 Reviews
      18 Saves
      Interior, South Dakota
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $25 - $40 / night

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          9.

          Sage Creek Basin Camp

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

            3 Reviews
            14 Saves
            Wall, South Dakota
            • Pets
            • Electric Hookups
            • RVs
            • Standard (Tent/RV)
            • Market
            • Trash
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          Which is the most popular pet-friendly campsite near Badlands National Park?

          According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular pet-friendly campground near Badlands National Park is Buffalo Gap Dispersed Camping with a 4.8-star rating from 111 reviews.

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