Cedar Pass Campground

Badlands National Park

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Hwy 377
Interior, SD 57750
605-433-5460
605-433-5361
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GPS: 43.7459, -101.9483

Last Price Paid: $37
Number of Sites: 96
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 2413 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

9 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
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3bars
Verizon 3G
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JennGrover
Pittsburgh, PA
16 Little Guy T@b
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 96

JennGrover would stay here again

“Hook-ups for A/C and easy in and out sites”

Reviewed Aug 18, 2018

Overall Rating

You can tell they get a lot of one night stops by the way this campground was designed. Tge sites are all paved and pretty much pull through, but more like parallel parking. Very easy to get in and out of the site. In the summer you really need the A/C, so it is nice they have shore power available. I recommend reservations in the heig... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


40 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

bbvanlife would stay here again

“Just about the only choice in the park”

Reviewed Jul 18, 2018

Overall Rating

Despite the title and some not so positive reviews, we enjoyed our one night stay at Cedar Pass. Yes, the campground layout is not well designed. Not really accommodating for large rigs but that was ok for us - our 17 foot camper van just fit in the gravel drive. I can understand why those with large rigs/trailers would not be happy. N... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Wanderlust or Bust
Minneapolis, MN
17 Safari Condo Alto R1713
14 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 25

Wanderlust or Bust would stay here again

“Well, the view is great ...”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2018

Overall Rating

This is the oddest, and perhaps worst campground we have stayed at. Still, it's the only game in, Badlands National Park with electric hook ups and facilities. With only a couple of exceptions, you park on the street next to your site. Those oyu can back into are really tiny and almost too tight for a car and trailer. There is no shade... more

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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Brian C

36 Winnebago Journey
14 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 65

Brian C would stay here again

“Not a great campground, but in a good location.”

Reviewed Jul 02, 2017

Overall Rating

Like many of the national park campgrounds that have been privatized, the value of this campground has dropped. Prices have gone up significantly, with no discernible increase in value. In fact, maintenance seems to be on the slide. There were many large potholes in the drives and the bathrooms could have been a whole lot cleaner. ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Gary
Box Elder, SD
30 Airstream Classic
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
151 reviews

Gary would stay here again

“Quick update on Cell Signals”

Reviewed Apr 01, 2017

Overall Rating

AT&T 4 bars LTE 10.69/.37 Mbps down/up
Verizon 2 bars LTE 14.68/5.51 Mbps down/up

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Group loop
“Not a great option, but not much else to choose from”

Reviewed Mar 31, 2017

Overall Rating

My 3 star rating is based on the fact that, because of the time of our visit, the place was empty, otherwise it would be 2 stars. The main loops weren't open yet, and the only sites that were open this time of year (March 30th, 2017) were in the Group Loop. There was only one other vehicle there, so we were able to have some space to o... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 81

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Basic campground inside Badlands NP”

Reviewed Aug 29, 2016

Overall Rating

Pretty basic campground inside the national park. Some of the sites offer electricity. There are two main loops. The upper and the lower. Believe the host is in site 11 in the upper loop (never saw them). Check-in procedure is handled by a third party. I'd recommend driving through the campground and make note of several adequa... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Ingrid
CO
31 Keystone Laredo
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 83

Ingrid would stay here again

“Location and electric”

Reviewed Sep 20, 2015

Overall Rating

During our Badlands visit in early September the temperatures were soaring and hitting 100 degrees. Thus, we needed a site with electric and dropped in without a reservation. The location is great with fabulous views in all directions. The layout leaves a bit to be desired. This is a former day picnic use area turned into campgroun... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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BoldAndAdventurous

27 Airstream International Signature
2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 81
“Not RV friendly”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2015

Overall Rating

Cedar Pass Campground is located just at the Eastern edge of the Badlands National Park. There are only a few electric sites, and the campground fills up quickly during the busy season. There were only 4 sites in the campground that could accommodate our Airstream and tow vehicle, and the site we were given was right at the start of th... more

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1bars
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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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