While en route to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park or Devils Tower, this campground is the best stop for exploring a re-created 1880 town before visiting the Badlands and the famous Wall Drug Store.

While traveling across South Dakota, our campground is a great place to stop for the night. There are no trains or planes to interrupt your peaceful night's sleep. We have wonderful sunsets to watch across the plains and great views of the night sky to find constellations. You may even see a few shooting stars.  

Easy off, easy on, only 1/2 mile north off I-90 at Exit 170. All the RV Sites are long pull thrus with free cable TV and Wi-Fi. We are a Big-Rig friendly campground. There's also a fenced-in area where your dogs can exercise. Children can be entertained by our playground, bike rentals and game room on the property. Birders can look for their favorite feathered friends that inhabit our lake surrounding the campground. We also have visits from antelope, deer, coyotes and plenty of other wildlife.

Don't feel like cooking? During the summer months, join us in our cafe for pizza, baked spaghetti, ice-cold smoothies or frappes.

We have a late-night registration box available if you arrive after our store/office hours.

Max pull thru: 90 feet.
Your hosts: Robert & Lisa.
GPS: N43.89120, W101.14810

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 85' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

1880 Town

Murdo, SD


Walk down Main Street of this 1880 town and explore more than 30 buildings authentically furnished with thousands of relics. Enjoy the rolling terrain of a sprawling homestead and envision life on the prairie. While at the 1880 town, you can also view memorabilia from the late Casey Tibbs, a champion rodeo bronco rider, and many props that were used in filming the movie "Dances with Wolves". Be sure to visit the Long Horn Saloon for a cold sarsaparilla, the gift shop, and the diner for lunch specials. The 1880 Town is hard to miss with easy access off I-90 and a large parking area for buses.

Tour: length: self-guided as long as wanted

Open: May 1 - October 31

Hours: Dawn until Dusk

Courtesy of: South Dakota Department of Tourism.


Pioneer Auto Show

Murdo, SD

Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town
For a genuine slice of Americana, stop in Murdo and visit the Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town to take a nostalgic journey into the past. Established in 1954, and known as "The Big Variety Show", this an unrivaled celebration of America's romance with the automobile, and includes motorcycles, tractors, scooters, and bicycles portraying the history of 20th century America through their incredible evolutions. Most of these wheeled antiques have automated recordings for self-guided tours.

Courtesy of: South Dakota Department of Tourism.


Wall Drug

Wall, SD

America's favorite roadside attraction, Wall Drug has been entertaining and educating the traveling public since 1931. Wall Drug has evolved into a 76,000-square-foot wonderland of free attractions. There is something for everyone at Wall Drug! AAA approved.

Courtesy of: South Dakota Department of Tourism.


Hot Mineral Baths

Midland, SD

For over 70 years the hot mineral waters have run into the hotel's plunges to relive the body of aches and pains caused from muscular skeletal discomfort, trauma and disease. The healing waters have also been known to help with some skin disorders, respiratory issues, immune deficiencies by assisting the body own healing process through cleansing and detoxifying.

The mineral water comes from the ground at about 119 degrees F. Flowing to the plunges at about 30 gallons per minute, where it naturally arrives at about 105-109 degrees F. We use no other heating methods or chemical additives in the plunges. Just hot mineral water from the earth's natural source.

Courtesy of: Lava Water Hotel


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