Badlands-White River KOA

RV Park

write a review
20720 SD Highway 44
Interior, SD 57750
Official Website

GPS: 43.6922, -101.9309

Last Price Paid: $50
Number of Sites: 80
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: April-Oct.
Elevation: 2306 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

14 reviews
Days stayed: 2

BlueDog would stay here again

“Spacious for a KOA”

Reviewed Aug 05, 2018

Overall Rating

We weren’t to enthused with the camping sites in Badlands Park, they were shadeless and very close to each other. We tried the very close by KOA and we are SO glad we did!

We tent camped towards the back under the cottonwoods. The river was not too far away and the overall ambiance was better than expected.

We had sporadic cell service, but could connect most of the time. The showers were much welcomed and were clean but a bit dated.

Staff were welcoming and attentive. Tent site was debris free except for a few tent pegs. Score!

Site Quality

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

Thumb 20170921 img 1971
Life Rebooted

41 Tiffin Phaeton 40 IH
2014 Honda CR-V
200 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 3
“Very nice campground, but no cell signal and unusable WiFi are a deal breaker for us.”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2015

Overall Rating

The campground itself is quite nice but has a few drawbacks worth mentioning. On the good side, it's large, with a mix of full hookup sites, partial hookup, cabins, and tent sites. It's just a few miles from the entrance to Badlands National Park. Most of the sites have plenty of shade trees which are a huge benefit considering how hot it gets here. One big plus for us was the large fenced-in dog area, one of the largest we've seen, which also has a dog washing station. Being a large campground we found plenty of grassy places to walk our dogs. There's a swimming pool which looked like it got a lot of use (we didn't use it), and other amenities like pancake breakfasts, evening BBQs, etc. On the bad side, we thought our full hookup pull-through site was a little small for a $50/night rate in rural South Dakota. The sites in our area were so short that many visitors' tow vehicles were sticking out into the very narrow lanes between the sites--when it was time for us to leave we couldn't get out and had to drive through the empty site across from us to get to the next lane. The other big downside for us was there was no usable Verizon or AT&T signal. With our booster we got a very weak signal but data (3G only) was still extremely slow. The campground WiFi worked occasionally but was usually unusably slow in the evening. There are other campgrounds closer to Badlands (less expensive and with cell signal) but the big thing the KOA has going for it is mature shade trees and amenities like the pool and dog park.

Site Quality

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

Thumb 2013 12 30 6249
Campground Review: Badlands / White River KOA | Travels with Birdy

Campground Review: Badlands / White River KOA Have you ever feared showing up at a full campground, only to find out your reservations weren’t actually placed? That happened to us on our...

  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • cable tv
  • wifi: free
  • basketball court
  • bike rental
  • horseshoes
  • mini golf
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • volleyball
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • laundry
  • propane
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • trash
  • water available
Discount Clubs:
  • KOA
  • pets


Badlands Ranch and Resort
RV Park
Interior, South Dakota
Badlands interior campground
Badlands Interior Campground
RV Park
Interior, South Dakota
Cedar pass campground badlands np
Cedar Pass Campground
National Park
Interior, South Dakota
Baja off road vehicle use area
Baja Off-Road Vehicle Use Area
National Forest
Scenic, South Dakota
Circle 10 campground rv park
Circle 10 Campground & RV Park
RV Park
Philip, South Dakota
Nomad view
Nomad View Dispersed
National Forest
Wall, South Dakota
Steer pasture overlook
Steer Pasture Overlook Dispersed
National Forest
Wall, South Dakota