We would like to accommodate you when traveling with others and wish to be near one another, or if you have special requests for certain sites or amenities. We are usually able to get these for you. Please let us know in the 'notes' section of the reservation. There is a $10/site fee to accommodate the special requests.
$5.50 charge per pet in cabins. Some cabins are pet-free. Please be sure you reserve a pet friendly cabin if you will be bringing pets.
Mini golf and fun bikes can be rented at the store. Please note the store hours, and rent at least a half hour before store closing or before dark, which ever is earlier.
Balls and sports equipment are available to borrow at the store. No charge for these. Please return them when you are finished playing.
Playground is open from 7 AM until dusk. Please no pets and no smoking in the playground. Thanks.
Hiking and biking trail around campground levee. More opportunities are available on Riverview Road, across Highway 44 from the campground, and in Badlands National Park. See park rangers at Badlands National Park for status of their trails.
There is a $5/site charge for check in before 1 PM. and $10/site before 11, if it is available, Call us if you are interested in checking in early. 605.433.5337, because the site you have reserved may not be available before 1 PM; there is no guarantee before 11 AM, but call that morning if this is important. The site may have vacated early and we can get it ready for you right away.
Sometimes special arrangements can be made to stay later, for $10 additional charge until 1 PM, some later time would be on a case-by-case basis, and the charge would be more. This may not be available, so check with the registration desk first thing in the morning if you desire to stay late.
NEVER leave a campfire unattended. We also sell fire starters in the camp store because the use of gasoline or other liquid accelerants is prohibited at our KOA. Before leaving your campsite or retiring for the evening, put it out with water using the buckets at the water faucets in the tent area. If a fire is unattended, the staff will extinguish it immediately.
The fire pit is not for trash: don't burn trash or use the fire pit as a dump. Leaving trash in the fire pit will result in additional cleaning fee. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campground and campers safe.
If you DO NOT have a reservation and you arrive after the office is closed, find the self check-in counter to the left of the door. There will be maps showing which sites are available, by type (Full Hookup RV, Tent, Tent Electric, Water/Power only RV). No lodging accommodations are available after hours without a reservation. Fill out the "night registration" envelope . Include your payment and deposit it into the mail slot, and take the laminated map showing how to find the open site with you. Return the laminated map to the store in the morning. The clerk will have your receipt ready for you, along with any change due for overpayment in cash.
Please to not idle your vehicle in the early hours for excessive amounts of time, or rev the engine.
If you arrive late, try to shut down your vehicle and generator as soon as you arrive at your campsite.
You are welcome to enjoy your campfire after 10:00 PM, but noise cannot carry outside your campsite.
Loud music any time of day is not appropriate and is not allowed in this campground.
Please, respect your neighbors and the quiet sanctity of a beautiful experiences at Badlands/White River KOA
"Life is for living. Get out and enjoy it"Bob and Karen purchased Badlands-White River KOA in October of 2014 and added two new deluxe cabins and two patio sites, a great big pavilion, and some tipis. Karen spent 20 years as a college Math and Earth Science instructor, Bob worked all over the world in the drilling industry. Both are avid adventurers and active motorcyclists. They love the world of travel and RVs and currently live full time in an RV. Their goal is to make your stay at Badlands-White River KOA a great one... full of relaxation and great memories.
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