The campgrounds here are definitely nothing special but are sufficient and worth staying at just to see the views in the park. Each site is very open and nearby to the neighboring site. You are provided with a picnic table and a shelter which works for setting up a hammock and staying out of the hot sun. You can also drive right up to the site but be prepared to have no privacy. They come around at night to check up on you and that was very nice to know things were taken care of. We made sure to drive down the road a little ways and get a good view for sunset. Stop in at the welcome center and they will help you out with directions. And make sure not to miss out on some serious night sky stargazing since there is no other light for a good distance you can see EVERYTHING!
site: some more private/larger than others. great views. amenities: clean facilities. attractions: hiking trails near. I will go camping here next time.
This is an OK campsite. Our camp spot wasn't flat. There was water across from us. The worst thing was the outhouse. It stunk really bad and wouldn't think about returning there
Most people doing the great American roadtrip think Rushmore is a must, and most people have barely heard of the badlands. I'm gonna let you in on a secret, Rushmore is not as amazing as you think it is. They're tiny and it's boring. A short drive away (in the across America timeframe) is the Badlands. And they're not overrated, they're underrated and amazing. Spend your time in this amazing American landscape (and pass up Rushmore).
Camping in the badlands area is a must! There are so many hikes in the area that a couple days is necessary to soak up the greatness of the scenery! We enjoyed our stay at Cedar Pass. Nice sites with good amenities.