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Cactus Flats, South Dakota

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177 Reviews of 8 Cactus Flats, South Dakota Campgrounds

Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

Very nice!

This campground was very nice!  It was quite larger than I expected and with it being next to the visitors center/entrance, I am glad they do not charge more!  Each site had a picnic table and most with a little shelter over it.  There are rest rooms and trash bins.  While there is barely any…

Month of VisitMay
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

Really nice!

For being a campground in the NP, this is really nice!  The vault toilets were well stocked and very clean.  Trash bins throughout the site.  The sites are along a loop and while you can see your neighbors, they had a little more space than I thought due to the small size of the loop.  Beautiful…

Month of VisitMay
Reviewed May. 27, 2021


We stayed one night Cool spot, but windy Close to where you want to be in badlands .

Month of VisitJune
Onyx  C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

Buffalo friendly campsite

I’ve spent my fair share of nights tent camping in the western part of the states and I’d have to say that this campground is hands down my favorite. Not only is it free is it stunning!! Views of rolling hills and a river valley. Buffalo often wonder into the camp to scratch themselves in the…

  • There was a tornado while we were here! Spectacular
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Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Prairie Dog Central

Decent campground. Lost some stars because of privacy, mud, and wind. The campsite is a circle with maybe 15 spots on the interior to camp, but people seemed to expand that number by camping outside the circle. Toilet was clean and smelled nice which was a surprise. Prairie dogs everywhere, you…

DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Badlands Appropriate

The campground itself is a loop of road pull offs no trees or separation from other sites but the views were outstanding.  With our America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass got us half off for our site, so it was worth camping there, but I am not sure I would pay full price for a dry camping…

  • View from our camper/sit
Month of VisitMay
Erin W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Simple campground with big views

Everyone should experience the Badlands once! The campground is very simple. No fires and very windy. Our experience was so nice, everyone was nice and welcoming. An assortment of all type of campers and tents. Bathrooms & showers are a 3 star. Some sites are on slopes. But overall a…

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Month of VisitJune
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Majestic Views!!!

My first dry camping experience and, this is where it's at! The access road is about 7 miles south of Wall, making it just far enough to be AWAY. It's been said by other reviewers, it is windy. It's so beautiful, and the wind is the just nature's way of reminding you to move on. Otherwise you'd…

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Month of VisitMay
Allyse The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 2, 2021

Stunning views and amazing spots

If you have never camped on top of a Mesa looking over stunning cliffs and rock formations I strongly recommend. This place is truly amazing.

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Month of VisitJune
Allyse The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 2, 2021

Sleep with the Bison

Awesome spot with ample space. Many hikes in the area and not far from the Badlands legendary formations. Tons of prairie dogs and bison roaming free around the grounds. Peaceful area with great views. Exceptionally clean restrooms.

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Month of VisitMay
Joie V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2021

Perfect stop along the way

Camped: March 5th, 2021

First off I was not prepared for the road. In reading the other reviews I did not expect to feel like I was going the wrong way down a long dirt road. Road was like a washboard and I am not sure I would have attempted if I knew, but my little Scamp made it.

Arrived after…

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j S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2021

Breathtaking views

Abundant wildlife. Bison frequently visit. Activities hiking, photography. Campground can get very busy. Everyone is very friendly. Stargazing is amazing! It can be very windy. Amenties: vaulted toliet.

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Kate M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2021

Great location and free!

Great location, there's a hike right next to the campground and it's a short drive away from prairie dogs and bison. We visited in the summer and it was very crowded. There is no shade in the area and the vault toilets were just ok in terms of cleanliness.

We loved that this place is free and…

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2021


No electric, but that’s ok! Also, I recommend filling your freshwater tank at the RV station before unhitching. Cedar Pass was everything we hoped it would be and then some. Spectacular star gazing opportunities at night and easy access to the beautiful trails at Badlands. We definitely would come…

Shea M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2021


I gave this five stars because it's one of the only campgrounds within the National Park boundaries and it has really amazing views! There isn't much privacy, as it is flat with no trees, but you have a picnic table with a canopy at each site. The campground is a little rugged but has flush toilets…

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