Badlands/White River KOA, Interior, South Dakota

We decided to stay at this KOA after driving through the National Park's Cedar Pass Campground and were unable to get a site with hookups in the heat of summer. Boy, were we happy we decided to drive the 4 miles south of the park! This KOA ranks at the top of our KOA list (which we are NOT huge KOA fans, but this is definitely a great place to stay) and has received the "President's Award" from the KOA association. Sites not only offer the usual KOA amenities (hookups, tables, campfire rings, playground, basketball court, miniature golf, laundry, pool, pet park, pet wash, breakfast/dinner at the "kafe" and store), but also grassy sites with gravel pads amongst
large shade trees. This "kampground" is set along the White River within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and just outside the boundary of Badlands National Park. There are also "kabins" here and tent-specific sites. Although camp is along a highway, it is not a busy one at all, with traffic being mainly those going to and from camp. Sunsets are beautiful from those sites along the highway.  Although the Badlands are not visible from camp, if you take a walk up the dirt road across from camp, you will have beautiful views of the National Park's treasures.  Being initially a little disappointed in not finding a site within the National Park's campground, we ended up pleased with our impromptu stay here.

Good Sites: 134, perimeter sites along White River, all W/E/30amp sites
Poor Sites: Interior Sites
Hookups: Water, Electric & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes