Nomad View Dispersed

Buffalo Gap National Grassland

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Hwy 240
Wall, SD 57790
605-279-2126
308-432-0300
Official Website

GPS: 43.8898, -102.227

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: grass
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 3041 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Please close cattle gate upon entering and leaving area

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

27 people have reviewed this location.

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Steve OSF would stay here again

“AMAZING SPOT!”

Reviewed Jul 14, 2018

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This is a must stay if your visiting Bad Lands or just passing through and need a quick spot just off the highway. The access is very easy and the views are stunning. We were here in our sprinter van but plenty of large rigs made it in no problem. We stayed here July 14-15 '18 and there was always a cool breeze coming from the east up ... more

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1bike
Minneapolis, MN
22 Roadtrek 210 Popular
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

1bike would stay here again

“Couldn't get over the great view”

Reviewed Jun 07, 2018

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We stayed here memorial day weekend and had no problem getting a fabulous spot and there was no point where it was either full or seemed crowded. The whole area has a 5 mile long road with spots all along not designated but obvious. Not sure about having a fire here and it was quite windy. We rode our bikes up and down the road and ... more

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Judy
GA
30 KZ Spree
2015 Ram 1500
1 review
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Days stayed: 1

Judy would stay here again

“Stunning. Scenic. And Scary!!”

Reviewed Jun 02, 2018

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We camped overnight on our way through June 1. Many. Glorious sites to pick from. Don't park too close to the rim. It was 90 when we got here shortly after noon. A cold front came through late afternoon and dropped the temperature 30 degrees. And the wind was blowing 50-60 MPH sustained! (According to the weather alert we received as i... more

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PookieAndTheBear

38 Fleetwood Pace Arrow
1977 Volkswagen Bus
19 reviews
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Days stayed: 3
“Stunning views! Can get muddy!”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2018

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This is an absolutely stunning boondocking location. It is easy to get to even with a larger rig. When you come down the access road, it forks and we went to the right. This side was much busier than the fork to the left, but the sites were easier to access with a big rig. Over the holiday weekend it was jam packed! We were happy to h... more

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dmkimm

35 Keystone Raptor 300 MP
2005 Freightliner Century Classic S/T
4 reviews
Days stayed: 2
“Breathtaking view of the badlands of South Dakota”

Reviewed Jan 10, 2018

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One of our favorite spots when passing through South Dakota. You can literally park right on the canyon rim of the badlands. Can be very windy so be careful. Cell towers right there so both phone and data service is good here.

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7 reviews
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Days stayed: 7
Site Number: Dispersed

rvdoc would stay here again

“Great place to camp”

Reviewed Sep 17, 2017

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Pictures can never do this place justice. Sitting at my dining room table, overlooking God's marvelous handy work was a thrilling experience. Our first day there, a herd of 20+ long horn sheep passed through. DO NOT leave your camper awning out, the wind can come up suddenly and strong. The flies also like this place

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Nomads_Nest
NJ
11 Tagalong
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Nomads_Nest would stay here again

Reviewed Sep 06, 2017

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Easy to find with coordinates. Great views from every spot. Some are unlevel but easy to get a different spot if thats bothersome. Plenty of room between campsites for privacy. No issue with wind, but there were a lot of flies. Unfortunately no wildlife sightings but the sunsets and sunrises were spectacular! No trouble with at&t servi... more

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Wander Wagon
De Pere, WI
21 Livin Lite Camplite RBS
2017 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
37 reviews
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Days stayed: 1

Wander Wagon would stay here again

“Outstanding view!”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2017

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We arrived late in the day and yet there were still open boon docking spots available. Our spot had an incredible view. The only draw back was the wind and dust, but the wind settled down in the evening.

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Good Wayne Hunting

23 Sonic 190VRB
2015 Ford F-150
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

Good Wayne Hunting would stay here again

“Great location, great view”

Reviewed Aug 30, 2017

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For my first boondocking camp site, I couldn't have asked for more! It is located 8 miles south of Wall, SD and less than a half mile from the Badlands National Park entrance. I met a number of nice people. All of them were either full timers, like myself, or spent several months out of the year traveling. The weather was good in Augus... more

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wander

40 Blue Bird Wanderlodge
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

wander would stay here again

“Amazing views...”

Reviewed Aug 27, 2017

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Finding the spot was fairly simple, however there are two gravel road entrances coming from I-90; the second one is the place to start for larger rigs. It's a gravel road that leads up to a large radio tower. Plenty of room along the edge of the wall for lots of folks - and the views are breathtaking.

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Days stayed: 0
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Campie would stay here again

“Plague in area also”

Reviewed Jul 04, 2018

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Gates closed 7/2/18.

In looking for open gate found these 2 signs and a dead cow. Correlation?

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tbair
TN
21 Lance trailer 1885
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

tbair would stay here again

“Awesome but temporarily closed due to bad campers”

Reviewed Jun 25, 2018

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THIS AREA IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TILL JULY 9TH OR 10TH 2018 Camped in this area, it is beautiful. District Ranger came by and said that they have been having lots of trouble with people not closing the gate. This lead to cows getting out on the busy road (HWY 240) multiple times. Due to the safety issue, they were closing the area. ... more

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South Dakota – Travel – 2016

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 We spent most days at the Wall enjoying the views, nature, new friends, and the perfect summer breeze. Adding to the perfection of this spot is the ease of which you can go enjoy the Badlands National...

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