Your ultimate pitstop as you journey to iconic destinations like the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and Devils Tower, make us your first stop on your Wild West road to adventure!

Welcome to our campground in South Dakota, where tranquility reigns supreme! Whether you're passing through or looking for a peaceful retreat, we offer a haven of serenity far from the hustle and bustle. Here, you can rest assured that your night's sleep won't be disturbed by the rumble of trains or the roar of planes. Our location boasts breathtaking sunsets that grace the vast plains and an unobstructed view of the night sky, perfect for stargazing and spotting constellations. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a shooting star.

Getting here is a breeze – just half a mile north of I-90 at Exit 170, making it a convenient stop for travelers. Our RV sites are spacious pull-throughs, ideal for big rigs, and include complimentary cable TV and Wi-Fi. Your four-legged companions will appreciate our fenced-in dog exercise areas. For families with kids, we have a playground, bike rentals, and a game room right on the property to keep them entertained. Bird enthusiasts can indulge in birdwatching by the lake that surrounds our campground, with various feathered friends to spot. Keep an eye out for antelope, deer, coyotes, and other wildlife that occasionally grace us with their presence. Feeling like taking a break from cooking? Our cafe awaits with tempting treats such as pizza, subs, baked spaghetti, and refreshing ice-cold smoothies or frappes. And for those late-night arrivals, we've got you covered with a convenient late-night registration box, ensuring a hassle-free check-in even after our store/office hours. So, whether you're seeking a peaceful night's rest, a family-friendly retreat, or simply a beautiful place to enjoy nature's wonders, Belvidere East/Exit 170 KOA Journey in Midland, South Dakota has it all.

We look forward to welcoming you!
Max pull thru: 90 feet.
Your hosts: Robert & Lisa Wice, Jr.
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

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

1880 Town

Midland, SD 1880 TownWalk 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 bronc rider, and many props that were used in filming the movie “Dances with Wolves”.

 Dances with WolvesAmong the many props from the Dances with Wolves movie set are a sod house and tent and Timmons Freight wagons. “Buck” (Cisco), one of the horses ridden in the movie, lived at 1880 TOWN until he passed away in 2008 at the age of 33. There is a memorial for him at his burial place in the 1880 TOWN.Casey Tibbs MuseumCasey Tibbs, 1929-1990, was a well-known, 9-time, World Champion Rodeo Cowboy. He traveled the rodeo circuit and delighted many as a champion bronc rider. A tribute to Casey Tibbs is presented in the Vanishing Prairie Museum of the 1880 TOWN in a wide array of memorabilia, including one of his saddles, belt buckles, jackets, hats and other personal possessions as well as photographs, sculptures and event advertisements.
 Gift ShopWhile at the 1880 TOWN take time to stroll through one of our gift shops! One is located in the 14 sided barn and one is located in the Shell Convenience Store. We offer gifts of western decor, children's toys, t-shirts and clothing, SD Made products, jewelry and books.If you are interested in purchasing something form our gift shop, please call 605-344-2008.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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