Badlands / White River KOA Recreation

Badlands / White River KOA Recreation

There's lots to do at this KOA! Rent a new Roxor UTV 4x4 and explore the area, try our great meals including pizza, indian tacos and homemade breakfast burritos, rent a fun-bike, cool off in the pool, jog up the hill for spectacular views, play mini-golf, enjoy our activities and "Crafts for Kids" schedule posted in the camp store. Some activities have an extra cost. Most activities are available Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Let us do the cooking!

Let us do the cooking!

The KOA cooks serve up hot meals twice a day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  Breakfast starts at 7 with hotcakes, and other breakfast favorites.  In the evening, Indian Tacos, Buffalo Burgers, Barbecue, and Pizza  are on the menu.  Finish with cinnamon fry bread for dessert!  Let us do the cooking after a long drive or a day exploring The Badlands.

Campfires

Campfires

Camping is not complete without a nice campfire. The KOA is one of the few campgrounds where campfires are allowed in the Badlands area. Plenty of wood is available for sale in our store.

Swimming

Swimming

It can get warm in the Badlands and there is no better way to cool off than a dip in our large built-in swimming pool.  We also have a wading pool for the tiny tikes, and lots of deck chairs and loungers to stay close to the action.  The pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Mini-golf

Mini-golf

Practice those short shots on our on-site miniature golf course or if you want to get more serious, Wall has a nice 9 hole, 36 par golf course you can visit with amazing views along the way.

Fun-cycles

Fun-cycles

These three wheelers are fun for the kids and the folks alike.  Rentals by the half-hour at the camp store. (Kampgrounds of America, Inc. photograph)

Crafts for Kids

Crafts for Kids

The kids will have a blast tie-dying their own t-shirt, making silly putty, or creating a plaster cast of footprints in the dust.  Check the camp store for a schedule of craft activities for children.

Bird watching

Bird watching

The White River and shade trees at the KOA are awesome bird habitat, where numerous songbirds nest.  In addition to the thousands of cliff swallows along the river, there are resident turkeys, owls and songbirds.  The White River basin is a migratory flyway for sandhill cranes, sandpipers and ducks.  Bald eagles and red-tailed hawks visit regularly.

Nature Walks

Nature Walks

Stroll the perimeter of our 31 acre campground and enjoy the serenity of the White River and views of the Badlands.  Wildlife abounds on the river banks, Bird watchers can delight in seasonal flyers and winged local residents.  Everyone will marvel at the cliff swallows, nesting by the thousands under the bridges bordering the property.

Romp with Rover

Romp with Rover

Let your dog have some fun in our 150 'x 50' dog park . This fenced, off-leash area is large enough to play fetch with Fido.  Or watch your furry friend frolic with other dog pals while you sit in the shade on the garden swing.

Horseshoes

Horseshoes

Regulation horseshoe pegs are set up near the playground.  You can borrow horseshoes from the camp store for an afternoon of campground fun. (Kampgrounds of America, Inc. photograph)

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Memorial Day Weekend and June 15th to Labor Day.  The Ice Cream Social is a great event to enjoy at Badlands/White River KOA.
From 7:00 PM to 7:30PM, every night, in the Pavilion next to the Cook Shack.
We provide toppings to put on your chocolate or vanilla ice cream for $4.00 per person.
Bring your own bowl and spoon and join the line.  Rain or Shine, this is a do not miss event at Badlands/White River KOA
During the off season, featured holidays and some weekend nights we will also have the Ice Cream Social, be sure and ask at the Front Desk in the office or any KOA Guest Services employee.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

The adjacent riparian habitat of the White River and Lost Dog Creek provide amazing opportunities for birders. Over 60 types of birds have been observed within the campground, many are nesting within and adjacent to the campground and a complete list of those birds, which we try to keep updated, can be picked up in the office. Binoculars are available as rentals at the front desk for a nominal fee.

4x4 UTV Rental

4x4 UTV Rental

New for 2019! Rent a brand new Roxor UTV to explore the area. Our Roxors are brand new 4x4 turbodiesel, 2 seat jeep type vehicles with a 5 speed manual transmission, perfect for outdoor sightseeing. Pack a cooler, snacks, your cameras and gear and enjoy the incredible beauty the Badlands region has to offer. We have two Roxors, and they will rent quickly.  Reservations are strongly recommended, minimum age limit is 24. Please inquire via phone or email to reserve your adventure machine. Valid Drivers License and Insurance required.

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