Badlands / White River KOA

Open April 28 - September 30

Reserve: 800-562-3897

Reserve: 800-562-3897

Info: 605-433-5337

Info: 605-433-5337


20720 SD Highway 44

Interior, SD 57750

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

General Campground Information

We're looking forward to your visit !

We want you, our guests, to have the most amazing camping experience of your lives! Relax, have fun, stay safe, and enjoy camping at its best. Check in time is after 1:00 PM, Mountain Time, without additional charge. Check out time is 11:00 AM, Mountain Time, without additional charge. Be sure to note we are in Mountain Time Zone. Rigs on sites later than one hour past check-out time will be charged another day's site fee. Additional parking is limited. RV sites accommodate one RV and one vehicle. $5 charge for extra vehicles. $5 charge for pets in cabins. Some cabins are pet-free, please be sure you reserve a pet friendly cabin if you will be bringing pets.


Pool hours: 10 AM to dusk. No lifeguard on duty: swim at your own risk. Anyone under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the pool area. Open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Mini golf and fun bikes can be rented at the store. Please note the store hours, and rent at least a half hour before it closes. 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 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 for status of their trails.


We have firewood for sale at the camp store. South Dakota prohibits bringing firewood from out-of-state, to reduce the transportation of pests and tree diseases. We have s'more supplies, hot dogs, and campfire popcorn for sale at the camp store to enhance your campfire experience. NEVER leave a campfire unattended. 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 us the fire pit as a dump. Leaving trash in the fire pit will result in additional cleaning fee.

Cell Phones and WiFi

Note: not all cell-phone providers have coverage at this campground; AT&T is better than others, but does not have data capabilities. Our WiFi has limited bandwidth: you can check email or visit websites, but there's not enough to stream audio/video, download large video or image files, do online gaming, etc. Please enjoy your stay.

Night Registration

The store closes in the evening. If you arrive after the store closes, find the self-check-in counter to the left of the front door. If you have a reservation, there will be a map/packet for you, showing how to find your site. Without reservations, find maps showing which sites are available, and 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.

Meet Your Hosts

Bob and Karen Brown

"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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