Badlands / White River KOA

The well known "Oasis in the Badlands" awaits you. Whether you visit us on an overnight stay or you decide to base here and explore the area for awhile, we provide you with many opportunities to make awesome memories.

Welcome to the Oasis of the Badlands! This remote and beautiful KOA is just 4 miles from Badlands National Park. Rent one of our brand new Roxor UTV's and tour the surrounding area for an unforgettable experience. The rugged beauty of the Badlands includes a rich fossil bed and the nation's largest protected mixed-grass prairie, where you'll find bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mule deer and prairie dogs. Some of the darkest skies in North America await stargazers, and opportunities for photography and hiking abound. The campground is in a quiet rural setting with hundreds of large shade trees beside the White River. Enjoy the pool, fun-bike rentals, mini golf and a huge pet park. Food from our Cook Shack includes buffalo burgers, pizza, breakfast burritos and wraps as well as pancakes, Indian tacos and more. Food is served Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Choose from Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins, Tepees, Yurts, Full-hookup Pull-Thru RV Sites, Premium Tent Sites (with shelter, sink and electricity), standard shaded Tent Sites and big-rig friendly sites with hard patio areas.  Stop into our well stocked grocery store and gift shop. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 120 feet. Your hosts: Bob & Karen Brown.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 120' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/14 - 9/10)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio™ and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio™
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 8-9, 2020

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 8th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 9th for just $20.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 9 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

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Local Area

Badlands National Park

Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Park's 244,000 acres are habitat for  bison, bighorn sheet, prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, as well as hundreds of bird species.  Their visitor center at Cedar Pass is open all year.  For more information, call (605) 433-5361. (National Park Service photograph)

25216 Ben Reifel Road

Interior, SD 57750

605-433-5361

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Minuteman Missile Historic Site

The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center is located less than 30 miles from Badlands/White River KAO.  It opened on November 24, 2014. The Visitor Center tells the story of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system and its role in the larger context of the Cold War. This facility is the best place to begin a visit to the park, with launch-site tours. Call 605-433-5552 for reservations or visit Minuteman Missile Historic Site online for more information.

Interstate 90, exit 131

Cactus Flats, SD 57775

605-433-5552

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Wall Drug

World renowned Wall Drug has been a Great Plains destination for decades.  It is a free family attraction that includes an old-time five-and-dime, art gallery, animated dinosaur exhibits, gift shops and restaurants. Picture-taking props, gem panning, mine tours!  5 cent coffee!  Free ice water!  Old fashioned Soda Fountain. 605-279-2175. http://www.walldrug.com/

I-90 Exit 109 and 110

Wall, SD 57790

605-279-2175

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Scenic Drive to Wall and Wall Drug

The Badlands Loop Road is a paved 35 mile drive with spectacular views.  The beauty of the scenery will take your breath away, and if you are looking for 'twisties' to bike around, this road will not disappoint.  It leads to Wall, SD, and the world famous "Wall Drug".

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