Welcome to the Badlands/White River KOA, where you will find a shady and welcoming oasis!

Welcome to our oasis of the Badlands!

This remote and beautiful KOA is just 5 miles from Badlands National Park. The rugged beauty of the Badlands includes a rich fossil bed and the nation's largest protected mixed-grass prairie, where you will 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.

  • The store is open to guests from May 1 thru Oct 1. We have all the usual amenities, including RV supplies, groceries and gifts. 
  • The cook shack is open for breakfast and dinner from May 19 through Labor Day weekend, check with Guest Services for hours of operation.
  • Our swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Max pull thru: 120 feet. Your host:  Janie Berks, GM

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 120' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 10/2)
  • 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

South Dakota Residents 20% Off

What: Take staycation to experience the great outdoors right here in South Dakota! 

When: 2023, All Season Long.

Details: South Dakota residents receive 20% off their reservation during the season! 

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Local Area

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed in 1941, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The site also features a museum with interactive exhibits.

13000 SD-244

Keystone, SD 57751




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




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




Caputa Alpacas and Guest Ranch

Caputa Alpacas and Guest Ranch is an alpaca ranch located in Caputa, South Dakota. The Rance is open to the public daily. The best part? Visit the many alpacas for free!

15268 E Highway 44

Rapid City, SD 57703




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