Campground Reviews

Oct 23, 2022
During our anniversary stay in September I dealt with an extremely rude staff member on two occasions. I called to discuss this and found out she is the manager of this location. No fixing that problem, so we avoided this location on the way back through and advise you do the same. She was completely out of line with her old lady grumpiness when I was asking simple direction-related questions.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am so sorry this happened.
Oct 19, 2022
Oct 18, 2022
actually tent camped (MC) here about 30 years ago. This time with toy hauler. Easy to get into sites

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for the great review! Please come visit us again!
Oct 13, 2022
Its ok, clean could use a little more privacy

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your reply, and I am sorry you felt the cabin did not offer you the privacy you were expecting. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future.
Oct 11, 2022
Great campground in a most convenient location to go in and out of the Badlands. Staff was terrific and we would stay here again!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the great review. Safe travels and I hope you will visit our campground again in the future.
Oct 09, 2022
Sites too close together, very little privacy but the tree cover provided good shade on hot days. If in area again would stay here.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the review. Yes, the tent site you were on is a great one for shade. Next time we can place you on a bigger site if you prefer, just let us know while you are here and we can switch you to a different site in order to make your stay a Great Stay.
Oct 05, 2022
Location to badlands is great. Campground pretty run down. Not sure how it’s a “holiday”. Not like any Holiday KOA we’ve stayed at. Sites are small

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am so sorry you did not find our campground "Holiday" worthy. We are planning new minigolf and playground area for the winter. Brand new owners as of April 2022 did not allow for upgrades prior to campground opening April 28. Watch for upcoming pictures of improvements.
Oct 05, 2022
Camping tranquille et bien situé pour visiter les Badlands. Le seul point négatif était les douches mais sinon tout était parfait

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind words. Safe travels.
Oct 04, 2022
This is the 4th time that I have stayed at this campground and had always thought that it was a nice campground. I've stayed twice in cabins and twice in my camper. I felt like this time the area and the grounds seemed very poorly maintained. I would have given it a 3 for average except that the pool color was almost green and my husband thought that it had a smell so therefore I have to

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am so sorry you found the campground lacking in maintenance attention back in July. We have since improved our maintenance schedule and found a correct balance with our pool. Thank you for your comments. I do hope you will give us another try.
Oct 03, 2022
Staff was great

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your kind words. Safe travels and we hope you find your way back to this campground again one day.
Oct 02, 2022
a very nice campground. layout of cabin a little unfavorable, but everthing esle nice. nice location.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad your experience was good.
Oct 02, 2022
Upon checking in the ladies in the office weee super friendly and gave us specific details and recommendations while we were visiting. Our first visit to the Badlands and would definitely choose to stay at KOA in Badlands again!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Happy to hear we were able to provide you with a memorable experience.
Oct 02, 2022
We stayed here for two night while passing though from the Black hills to MN. It was a great place to stay to explore the Badlands and Wall drug! The employee's where very helpful and friendly. The campgrounds where clean and taken care. Plenty to do at the campgrounds if you have children

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind words.
Oct 02, 2022
Bathroom is disgusting!!! Have plenty of employees that drive around on a golf cart about every 10-15 minutes. There is literally 1/8” of scum built up on the wall. The floor is so dirty they put a mesh down that you step on that’s over the drain. The fixtures are broken. Read reviews if you don’t have a usable bathroom in your rv do not stay here I feel like I’m going to get feet fungus.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are sorry for the experience.
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
The campground is getting ready to do a lot of upgrades so I want to be flexible in my rating to allow for that. Our cabin had torn screens so open windows weren’t an option and the a/c only went down to 78 so it was a tad warm. I’m sure those will be improved over the coming off season! Cheryl was super nice & accommodating when I was forced home a day early. Camp is VERY close to Badlands lo

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your review, and yes, we are doing upgrades.
Oct 01, 2022
Very welcoming. Clean sites. We had an awning problem. The Staff was very helpful in trying to resolve the problem, which we dod.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad we were able to be of assistance.
Sep 30, 2022
Sep 30, 2022
Sep 30, 2022
Friendly staff, clean laundry machines. I had a broken leaf spring on my fifth wheel trailer. The owner promptly helped me locate an RV Mobile repair. They had a replacement leaf set in stock and installed it bad the end of the day. We could resume our trip.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad we were able to assist getting you back on the road and the remainder of your trip.
Sep 30, 2022
I’ve never experienced unfriendly, unhelpful staff at a KOA until this stay. This was quite out of the way so for the money and customer service it was very disappointing. We filter our water and still had a very bad taste.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am so sorry you had a bad experience with our staff, this is most unusual for our staff.
Sep 29, 2022
Check in quick and easy. LOVE the escort to our site. Very accommodating to one in our group who wanted to move closer to the rest of us. On leaving, one of our group had a breakdown and Jean helped to arrange for a mobile tech!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad we were able to assist you. Safe travels.
Sep 29, 2022
Everything was great - wood bundle prices were a little too high but absolutely loved the stay

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind survery.
Sep 29, 2022
Showers are old but clean

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind review.
Sep 28, 2022
We loved Badlands KOA. It was quiet, peaceful, and clean. It was also just a short drive from Badlands National Park. We hope to stay there again in the future.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind survey. We will look forward to your return to the campground in the future.
Sep 28, 2022
The sites are very close together. We had to move three times. The ladies at the front desk were extremely unfriendly and acted like we were putting them out.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am so sorry you felt we were not attentive to your needs and desires, we try hard to make sure all our guests have a site they are happy with. I hope you will find a way to give us another chance.
Sep 28, 2022
Very nice campground. Sites are nicely spaced with all the amenities. Lots of trees provide nice canopy and shade. Had a nice sized dog park for our pup as well. We looked at the campground in Cedar Pass in Badlands National Park and saw it was basically on street sites, no trees, no water or sewer, so we were very happy with our choice for this area.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So happy to hear you chose our KOA campground. Hope you will find your way back to the Badlands again. Safe travels.
Sep 28, 2022
WiFi was awesome for us digital nomads

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Great!
Sep 28, 2022
amazing place.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you! The area in and of itself is amazing!
Sep 27, 2022
We were there for 2 nights, luckily had an end spot otherwise spots are too close together for my liking. Placement of sewer and water was not ideal. Turns in and out of spots and roads within the campground were tight. Just an 'ok' stay. For the price I would stay somewhere else next time.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your comments. That particular site does have an odd placement for the sewer hookup, hopefully renovations during the off season will correct that issue.
Sep 27, 2022
Perfect base for exploring Badlands. Friendly staff keeps a well-run campground and facilities. Nice walking areas in camp and along the river. We enjoyed the shady cottonwoods at our site. Very relaxing enjoyable stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you! We enjoyed having you at the campground, and hope you will find your way back here in the future.
Sep 27, 2022
we stayed for 8 nights, and it was fantastic!!!!!! Great location for the park walking in the great outdoors. The staff was very friendly and helpful - "ready to serve". Looking forward to returning next SEPT!!!!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are looking forward to having you back next September. Thank you!
Sep 27, 2022
We enjoyed our stay and will stay again. It's a great location for rock hunting on the National Grasslands.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to hear you enjoyed the campground. The Grasslands are a great place or rockhounding!
Sep 27, 2022
Very crowded sites , small sites Very dark walking to restrooms.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I am so sorry you found the site tight. One of the greatest attractions of this campground is the dark skies, we will try to put more light around the bathhouses during the off season. Safe travels.
Sep 27, 2022
Great campground adjacent to Badlands

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the review. Safe travels and we hope you can make it to campground again in the future.
Sep 26, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
Clean and friendly campground. Close to attractions.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind words. Safe travels and we hope you will find your way back to the Badlands in the future.
Sep 26, 2022
Very friendly and lots of space for our big rig and tow. Great proximity to the Badlands National Park. We enjoyed the nice pool area!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for taking the time to answer the survey, so happy you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels.
Sep 26, 2022
Bed was very uncomfortable. Not the norm when I have stayed at any other KOA. I think it is just old and needs to be replaced, but the rest of the stay was great!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So sorry the bed was uncomfortable, we will address the mattress issue. Glad you did enjoy the area.
Sep 26, 2022
Nice campground - friendly staff. Will stay again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the review. We hope you will return in the future! Safe travels.
Sep 26, 2022
Nice park but dead tree branches overhanging some of the sites. The site was level with full hookups.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the alert about the limbs, we have been cleaning these up as the sites vacate. Safe travels and we hope you will find your way back to the campground again in the future.
Sep 26, 2022
Very nice campground. Staff very friendly and helpful.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad you enjoyed your time here in the campground. Safe travels and we look forward to your return in the future.
Sep 25, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
Friendly staff and clean facilities. Great spot as a home base for exploring the badlands

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are happy to hear that your stay with our campground was enjoyable and we hope you will return in the future. Safe travels to all.
Sep 25, 2022
The park is well situated for the area attractions. The site was level and the WiFi was good.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the kind review. Safe travels and we hope you will get a chance to return in the future.
Sep 24, 2022
The staff was friendly. That being said, the shower and toilets were DISGUSTING!!!!! The smell almost made me vomit. We were told some campers didnt flush. However, I believe your holding tanks were FULL. That created the problem trying to flush. This was the condition of the facility both days! I will NOT be back! I will NOT recommend this KOA!
Dec 13, 2022
Gelegen aan het eind van Badlands, een goede en mooie camping waar je met een gerust hart kunt boeken, mooie ruime plaatsen en mooi van opzet. Douche en toiletgebouw netjes, mooie winkel aan het begin. Gelegen aan de White river, die zijn naam eer aandoet, let vooral op de vele zwaluwnesten op de brug.
- Klaas Bouw on Google
Oct 29, 2022
We have had a really great experience staying at the Badlands KOA. The owner Janie is extremely awesome and very understanding of your situations to each persons needs. She's very informative and filled with tons of helpful tips and sightseeing ideas. Me and my wife traveled from Florida on a travel nursing assignment and allowed us to stay during the winter at one of their pads that had the piping ran deeper due to their harsh winters. We ended up ending our assignment earlier than anticipated and she was very understanding with no hard feelings of us not being able to stay as long as we had hoped for. She is very easy to talk to and always available when and if we need her. If your wanting to stay here and enjoy all the sights of SD call and ask for Janie specifically.
- James Pferrman on Google
Oct 18, 2022
further away (4/5 miles) from the closer RV site to the badlands but well worth it, trees and grass so it's cooler, nice staff but don't let the lo cal fool ya , it will fill up fast . Free Pancakes!!!! Clean nice facility but needs some upgrading (we thought Palmer gulch was too much like a resort) White river does needs to work on its mini-golf but Devil's tower KOA is by far the worst @ $5 .
- James Jenkins on Google