General Campground Information
Check-in and Check-out Times
There is a $5/site charge for check in before 1 PM, and $10/site before 11 AM, 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.
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 (RV, or Tent). 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 map showing how to find the open site with you. 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
LET US BE YOUR DESTINATION IN THE BADLANDS!
RV sites accommodate one RV and one vehicle—a $5 charge for extra vehicles. Additional parking is very limited. Be sure to let us know if you have a car with you or if you are towing something so we can have a site long enough to accommodate you. Note: if you have a 5th wheel and you say you have a motorhome, or if you say motorhome and you have a car or are towing something, your site might be shorter than is convenient, and your truck will have to be parked off your campsite.
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 $19.99/site fee to accommodate the special site 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 equipment is available at the store.
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. Thank you.
No pets or smoking in the store. Please do not leave your pets unattended at any time.
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.
Campfires and Firewood Policy
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: do not burn trash or use the fire pit as a dump. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campground and campers safe.
Pool is open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m,.
Guests under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. This does not imply someone 14 or over can accompany those under 14. It means a responsible ADULT.
Pool opening may be delayed if chemical treatment takes longer than usual, such as after days of extremely heavy use or if we have a problem with pool equipment.
Pool will be closed immediately if thunderstorms are in the area. Be patient with us, safety is paramount.
No diving from the sides into the pool.
We have a fiberglass pool. The surfaces can be very slick. ALWAYS USE HANDRAILS WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING VIA THE STAIRS.
Fees and license plate information apply to all persons staying, visiting or "just having a look" at the campground. This is for everyone's safety and security.
We do everything we possibly can to control access to our park to help protect your belongings and our facility.
DO NOT LEAVE TRASH BAGS OUT OVERNIGHT: the critters might get it.
Guests are encouraged to deposit bagged trash in the dumpsters. These are located behind the central bath house, across from the west equipment shop door, and near the exit across from the pavilion.
Our Housekeeping and Guest Services staff work hard to keep our restrooms clean. Busy times are morning and evening. Please help us out by letting a staff member know if the bathrooms needs attention. Heavy use can sometimes lead to surprises quickly and we want your experience to be a positive one.
Dish washing is strictly prohibited in the restrooms for sanitary reasons, outdoor dishwashing sinks are available at each bathhouse area.
Washers cost $2.75 per load, dryers are $1.00 for 20 minutes, and use quarters. Quarters are available at the main office when we are open. Laundry soap, bleach and dryer sheets are also sold in the main store.
Laundry facilities are open 24 hours a day. We want your KOA experience to be a GREAT one, please let us know if these public areas need our attention or if you have a problem with the machines.