Nomad View Dispersed

Buffalo Gap National Grassland

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

40 people have reviewed this location.

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Ridgekid
Box Elder, SD
28 Keystone Cougar
2016 GMC 2500HD
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
“Breathtaking”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

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Our very first time we ever boondocked and it was the most beautiful site we ever visited. Visited Sept 6-9 2018. Days warm but breeze made it comfortable. Nights perfect. Only one overlook in badlands park looked better than our campsite. Look forward to visiting again.

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NoelJoy
Camano Island, WA
28 Airstream International 28RB
2006 Chevrolet Silverado
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

NoelJoy would stay here again

“Spectacular!”

Reviewed Sep 01, 2018

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This is the kind of site you see on RV ads. It was breathtaking. We stayed for two nights at he end of August. The weather was great and the views were breathtaking. Thanks to other reviews we found the toad without any trouble. You have to remove and replace the barbed wire fence when entering. The road was decent for what it ... more

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WhoKnowsWhere

33 Salem Travel Trailer
3 reviews
Days stayed: 2
“Muddy, Muddy Mess”

Reviewed Aug 29, 2018

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After reading previous reviews I stayed here for a weekend trip. As everyone else has said, the view is incredible, but I found the wind to so unbearable, I didn't want to spend any time outside more than I had to. It then poured all night, turning the road into a slippery mud pit. Unfortunately I am not full-timing anymore and had to ... more

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Otto
TN
32 Thor Four Winds 31E
2015 Jeep Rubicon
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: None

Otto would stay here again

“Amazing !”

Reviewed Aug 28, 2018

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Please go Camp here. It made our trip in the Badlands so special. Road wasn’t to bad for our 31ft class C- this was our first boondocking experience and we are now hooked . We Saw Big Horns right outside our windows and woke up to watch an amazing sunrise. Don’t forget to close the gate !

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WayneW
NC

2011 Palomino Bronco
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Awesome ”

Reviewed Aug 18, 2018

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Awesome views! Parked up on a ridge overlooking Badlands National Park! Easy access through closed gate.

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Jenkampf

30 Primetime Avenger ATI
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Max Tow package
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Jenkampf would stay here again

“Just beautiful!”

Reviewed Aug 17, 2018

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Thanks to all the previous reviews we stayed here for a few days. It's everything we hoped it would be! Easily located and the road in wasn't bad at all, just a little bumpy. Close the gate! We went to the left about a half mile down. Nice little breeze but it did pick up here and there. Never leave your awning unattended here! The ... more

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archietheairstream

22 Airstream Safari
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Left Fork

archietheairstream would stay here again

“The most stunning views but beware of the wind!”

Reviewed Aug 14, 2018

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I will say that every single review of this place is absolutely correct. This place is simply breathtaking, an extremely unique experience that you have to do if you are in the Badlands area. After doing research in the Badlands, we saw that the RV Parks seemed to lack character or really catch our eye. We came upon this site here ... more

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44 Heartland Edge 397
2016 Dodge Ram 3500
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

1st Class RV Adventures would stay here again

“Perfect free camping at the Badlands!”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2018

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Great free camping spot! Everyone has basically said it super awesome place to stay and right next to the Badlands National Park! Some nights the wind picked up quite a bit so we decided not to park right on the cliff Sunsets and sunrises for days! We will definitely be back here! Our service was kind of spotty with AT&T... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: World's End

XBoater would stay here again

“OMG”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2018

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It's already been said, just grab your Theasarus and come down for yourself !!! .

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DestinationDuPont
Breckenridge, CO
36 Winnebago Forza 36G
2018 Jeep Sahara
15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: ????

DestinationDuPont would stay here again

“FREE - TOP 5 CAMPING CONTENDER”

Reviewed Aug 02, 2018

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Dan & Jaclyn are world travelers, having kicked the dirt in over 100 countries and sailed within all 7 seas. Currently, we are full-time, location independent, perpetual travelers, roaming around North America. Our intention was to utilize The Nomad View dispersed camping location as a jumping off point for the entire Badlands Nat... more

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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 trailer 1885
9 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

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  • Dispersed Camping
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