Steer Pasture Overlook Dispersed

Buffalo Gap National Grassland

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Hwy 240
Wall, SD 57790
605-279-2125
308-432-0300
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GPS: 43.9123, -102.226

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: grass
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 2976 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

11 people have reviewed this location.

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OdysseyCamper
Austin, TX Honda Odyssey
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

OdysseyCamper would stay here again

“Free camping with AMAZING views of the badlands”

Reviewed Feb 02, 2019

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I stayed here in September of 2017 and found it to be FAR better than the campgrounds in the park. There are no hookups or bathrooms because it's not a campground. It's just public land that you can boondock on. But the views are incredible! I parked about 25 feet from a 90-foot drop into the Badlands and had a panoramic view of th... more

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DMR
Jordan, MN 13' Scamp Trailers 13' Standard Chevrolet Truck
24 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

DMR would stay here again

“Over Night Stop”

Reviewed Oct 14, 2018

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Just passing through needed a place to sleep the truck stop in town said we could not park there over night this is the one by the big dinosaur. Some day we are going to camp at the other place here in Badlands (Sage Creek) but this one worked out great it did get a little slick the next morning because it rained the mud made it feel l... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Overlooking Badlands
“One of the Highlights of my Summer trip”

Reviewed Sep 12, 2018

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I happened to look at Campendium while I was in Wall, SD and found this site. What a jewel. Spent 3 days on the right side facing the entrance to the Badlands. Read other reviews...they tell it all. I was in my '92 Bounder so when they predicted rain I left. Someone took out the entrance fence and some person left after a major rain an... more

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Tomp
Maple Plain, MN 28' Airstream International CCD 2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
216 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Tomp would stay here again

“Unbelievably fantastic”

Reviewed Sep 07, 2018

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Earlier posters said it all. It's boon docking on steroids!. Access could be problematic for a Class A and if it has been wet or will be wet FORGET IT.

No fires, National Grasslands, keep it clean when you leave so we can continue enjoying the best of the best.

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OllieAndMango
33' Keystone Montana 2955RL 2011 Dodge Ram 3500
10 reviews
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Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A

OllieAndMango would stay here again

“Amazing spot!”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2018

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This spot and Nomad View are really one in the same, so check out reviews for both. I highly recommend staying here when visiting the Badlands and surrounding area. The overlook is beautiful, it's easy to access, you're a mile from the national park, and you're 10 mins from Wall and supplies. As others have said, there are more spo... more

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FourFeetFourPaws
CA Lance Camper and Truck or 37’ Fusion Toyhauler
44 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

FourFeetFourPaws would stay here again

“An amazing area! We think Nomad View and Steer Pasture are one in the same.”

Reviewed Aug 17, 2018

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We think that Nomad View Dispersed and Steer Pasture Overlook Dispersed are one in the same. There are less reviews here, so I will add our 2 cents worth here. Read all the reviews on the Nomad View Dispersed as well as reviews here for Steer Pasture Overlook. Then here I will mention what we think is important. The gate is NO... more

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Days stayed: 1
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“Amazing sunrise views!”

Reviewed Jun 24, 2018

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This campsite is incredible! You park right on a bluff overlooking some cliffs and then it's plains and pods to the horizon. Very easy to find. Like another reviewer said, just turn left after the two cell towers when driving from Wall to Badlands. The park is literally just down the road. Make sure you wake up for the sunrise! I ha... more

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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL 25' Airstream Flying Cloud 2015 Ford F150
75 reviews
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Days stayed: 5

Zamia Ventures would stay here again

“Deserves six or seven stars”

Reviewed May 26, 2018

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This is the best camping site we have ever stayed at. The location is simply breathtaking, with a broad view across a broken plain with classic Badlands features. Unlike our experience with previous national forest dispersed camping, this entire area is pristine, with no trash in sight. Instead, we were treated to views of waving grass... more

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8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Shellart would stay here again

“Fantastic, perfect in every way, beautiful sunset and sunrise what more could you ask for”

Reviewed Jul 29, 2017

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We arrived in time to set up and see the Big Horn Sheep go down the side of the cliff and then we got to see a beautiful sunset. The night was a little breezy and we were able to leave the windows and door open to enjoy a cool night under the covers. Very cozy! In the morning I was able to brew the coffee and get set up to photograph... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
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“Could not ask for more.”

Reviewed Jun 21, 2017

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Amazing over night stay here. Overlooking the badlands was breathtaking. No one was close but could see a couple other campers off in the distance. The acess road to get here is a little rough and has some ruts but was doable in 2wd. Last night got pretty gusty wind wise but did not affect the stay. No hook ups what so ever. Complete d... more

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tbair
TN 21' Lance trailer 1885 Ford F250
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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Near as I can tell this is the same area as nomad view one is left the other right at the junction all same fenced field. 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. Th... more

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Camping for Free in the Badlands of South Dakota!

Did you know that you can camp for free on public lands right outside the Pinnacles entrance to the Badlands National Park? Dispersed camping is allowed off of Route 240, south of Wall, SD on a fi...

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
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