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

52 people have reviewed this location.

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Restless N@tive
Tallahassee, FL 18' NüCamp 400 Boondock Lite Ford F150
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: N/a

Restless N@tive would stay here again

“Really too beautiful for words”

Reviewed Jul 10, 2019

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I camp in a T@B 400 and didn’t have any trouble getting up to the northern rim. As others have said, if it has rained, you can’t just drive through the mud. Go around. It dries out quickly, but watch the weather. I’m leaving a day early because a storm is expected the night before I had planned to leave. Decent little grocery in Wall ... more

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Gary
SD
154 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

Gary would stay here again

“Be careful of storms and winds”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

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Over the 2019 July 4th holiday a trailer was blown off off of the north end of the bluffs and destroyed during some intense fast moving thunderstorms. Folks I talked with said that the man and his dog were not in the trailer. With some of the winds we get here in SD it's surprising that this hasn't happened before. Photos uplo... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 0

MJ would stay here again

“Beautiful boondocking location”

Reviewed Jul 07, 2019

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Beautiful view. We have a 38’ Class A & Jeep Wrangler. They had a storm the night before with lots of rain & wind. Difficult getting up the dirt road but we made it. Fortunately the sun dried it out a bit and we had an easier time getting out. It’s not ideal for big Class As but there were others in the area. Slow and easy does it. ... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
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“Holly COW”

Reviewed Jul 02, 2019

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The most quite place we’ve ever camped! The views are just breathtaking, can’t quite looking. Birds, flowers, and rock formations are stunning!!
Yes we would stay here again with no problem.
Oh ya I forgot to say that it’s FREE. We camped on the edge of the canyon.

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RVing Across America
30' Thor Windsport
12 reviews

RVing Across America would stay here again

Reviewed Jun 25, 2019

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Put this on your list of places you must camp. One mile from the entrance to the Badlands National Park. Look to your left for the cell phone towers and turn on the dirt road at the towers. The views are spectacular, great Verizon service, solar is strong today and the dish network is good. This place is very popular, in fact as we ... more

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Our Adventuring Life
Livingston, TX 43' Montana High Country 340BH
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
“Beautiful Views”

Reviewed Jun 14, 2019

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Not much to say other than what has already been said, it is a beautiful location and one of the top places we have boondocked. When you arrive if you have a long rig its best to stay in the road while someone opens the "gate" otherwise the road is short before the gate and your trailer might be hanging in the road and there is a hill... more

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15 reviews
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Days stayed: 5
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“One of our top 3 ever”

Reviewed Jun 12, 2019

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We camped here when visiting Badlands NP. We had one of the best spots in the place. Took a right when approaching the cliff and all the way to the end. We were parked right on the rim with stunning views. Twice had Big Horn Sheep come through the back of our site. Very quiet with great Verizon cell service. Camp here and you are... more

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Larry
WI 25' Winnebago View
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Larry would stay here again

“Awesome views to the east and west!”

Reviewed Jun 10, 2019

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This was my first boondocking experience EVER! Wow, what a way to start. There were a dozen or so rigs parked in the area. Being a Sunday, it was easy to find a space. You need to open a barbed wire fence at the entrance to get in. The road was rough in places, but manageable. Wet conditions may prove challenging! Would like to stay lo... more

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Cyndee
New York City, NY
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Cyndee would stay here again

“Lots of vehicles get stuck after the rain!”

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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The site is everything everyone says it is, BUT if it's rained in the last 12 hours, don't attempt unless you've got a AWD. We got a few hours of rain in the early AMs, and when we left around 11am the next day on a sunny day, our 30ft class C got stuck .5 mi by the entrance. 45 minutes later, another van coming in fell into to same pr... more

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The McMillan Exp...
Ocala, FL Jayco GMC 1500 4x4
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 0

The McMillan Express would stay here again

“INCREDIBLE VIEWS!!! ”

Reviewed May 21, 2019

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About a mile away from the Pinnacles Entrance to Badlands National Park, this free camping spot was convenient and the views were amazing. You will be within feet of 90 ft cliffs (of course you can park further back!) to look at the incredible rock formations. We actually preferred this to the campground inside the park. Also, about 7 ... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0

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 1885 Ford F250
12 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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Boondocking on "The Wall" Overlooking Badlands National Park

We had read about this fantastic boondocking location near Badlands National Park in which campers are able to stay on a cliff overlooking the Badlands National Park for free. It has been called...

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South Dakota – Travel – 2016

We left Michigan on Thursday (8.18) and decided we were driving straight to Badlands. All I really knew about Badlands at the time was that it looked like where they could have possible filmed the...

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Go Around the Bend: Boondocking bliss, feeling sheepish, and an electric light show

We use several websites and apps to help us find good campsites. We read the rave reviews for a boondocking site (free camping on public land) just outside the Pinnacles entrance to the Badlands Nati...

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the Wall: Boondocking Perfection outside Badlands National Park

 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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Boondocking near Badlands NP

Boondocking near Badlands NP There is nothing like solitude, peace, and quite. That’s why we love boondocking waaaayyyyy more than staying in an RV park. We planned a visit to the Badlands NP after...

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
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  • pets

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