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Cactus Flats, South Dakota

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213 Reviews of 6 Cactus Flats, South Dakota Campgrounds

matt E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Cool camp ground!

Was a great site especially for being free. Love how close it is to badlands. It does get crowded but free is free. Idk if this was just our experience but it was insanely windy. 

Month of VisitJuly
Alan J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Awesome experience

Very very cool. Boo docked one night. It was definitely windy, and cool at night. Sunset was cool, and the stars at night, so many starts to see. Glad we experienced it.

Siteno sites come and park
Month of VisitJuly
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…

Lauren N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Windy Safe and Beautiful!

My friend and I (both females 23) stayed here for the night car camping. It was a great space and there are a ton of spots open along the wall. It was definitely windy so setting up a tent might be a bit rough but the sights are amazing. There aren’t really any places to go to the bathroom without…

  • it got a little rainy lol
Sitealong the wall
Month of VisitJune
Vinay T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021


This is one of the coolest places I've camped, easily! There are plenty of spots right along the top of the "wall" that offer views of the land and sunrises that can't be beat. There's a huge cell tower there so service is actually great. Located right outside Badlands National Park and free of…

Month of VisitOctober
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
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Hot, hot and gorgeous

The views are stunning, the hiking challenging, and the heat was sweltering yet this was one of my favorite stops while on vacation. The terrain is rough and beautiful with open blue sky's and plenty of things to do!

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Month of VisitOctober
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
Reviewed May. 8, 2021

A+ for the Self-Sufficient Boondocker

Nearly unlimited boondock spots with spectacular views. Wind is blowing 20+ (just a breeze according to our SD friend) out of the SE up the Wall from the Badlands) with gusts to 30. Everyone favors the spots at the edge, but we found that you still have a good view 100 feet or so back from cliff…

SiteHalf mile north of the tower
Month of VisitJune
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Absolutely stunning!

This may be my favorite campsite yet. The views are incredible, all times of the day. There are no amenities at this site so be prepared with food, water, toilets, trash, etc. It’s windy 75% of the time...and I mean solid 20mph winds. I stayed 5 nights and 2 nights were safe enough for fires. There…

  • crazy wind on my last day!
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

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