Best Camping in the Rocky Mountains & Plains Region

Explore the best campgrounds in the Northern Rockies/Plains region of the United States.

Northern Rockies & Plains Region
Glacier National Park, Montana
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Northern Rockies & Plains Region

  • States

    Montana North Dakota Nebraska South Dakota Wyoming

  • Climate

    The states in this region experience the full four seasons every year. For the most part, they have continental climates where summers are hot and generally dry and winters are cold with snow covering the ground for much of the winter months. The plains areas in the eastern portion of the region have a semi-arid, continental climate. Nebraska has a semi-arid climate in the western part and a more humid continental climate in the eastern part. Camping is best in this region in the summer months and somewhat in the late spring and early fall seasons. The KOA campgrounds in this region have great amenities to make your camping experience comfortable and memorable.

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  • About The Northern Rockies & Plains Region

    This region contains a variety of geographical landscapes. In the west it contains mountainous areas of the Rocky Mountains in the states of Wyoming and Montana, then transitions into badlands areas and then into plains and grasslands as you continue east. This entire region is sparsely populated but has an expansive and vast landscape. There are plenty of beautiful wilderness areas, lakes for recreation and hiking trails in this western part of the region. Much of the land in the eastern part of the region is farmland. You will find some popular national parks in the Northern Rockies and Plains Region, as there are a total of six national parks. Montana is home to Glacier National Park and although Yellowstone National Park is located mostly in Wyoming, Montana has three entrances into the park as well. Wyoming is also home to Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. In Wyoming, you can also visit Devil's Tower, the first United States national monument. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in North Dakota. Two more national parks are in South Dakota, Badlands and Wind Cave National Parks. Another notable place in the region is Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock National Historic Site are two popular places to visit in Nebraska. The most populated cities in each state of these regions include; Omaha, Nebraska, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Fargo, North Dakota, Billings, Montana and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Best Places To Go While Camping In The Northern Rockies & Plains Region

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park, South Dakota

Deadwood, South Dakota

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, North Dakota

Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glendo State Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Guernsey State Park, Wyoming

Little Missouri State Park, North Dakota

Makoshika State Park, Montana

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Rapid City/Black Hills National Forest

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Badlands National Park

KOA Campgrounds in the Northern Rockies & Plains Region

Big Timber / Greycliff KOA Journey
Big Timber / Greycliff KOA Journey

693 Highway 10, Big Timber

Billings KOA Holiday
Billings KOA Holiday

547 Garden Avenue, Billings

Butte KOA Journey
Butte KOA Journey

1601 Kaw Avenue, Butte

Great Falls KOA Holiday
Great Falls KOA Holiday

1500 51st Street South, Great Falls

Hardin KOA Journey
Hardin KOA Journey

RR 1, Box 1009, Hardin

Helena North KOA Journey
Helena North KOA Journey

850 Lincoln Road West, Helena

Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday
Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday

163 Pine Creek Road, Livingston

Miles City KOA Journey
Miles City KOA Journey

1 Palmer Street, Miles City

Missoula KOA Holiday
Missoula KOA Holiday

3450 Tina Avenue, Missoula

Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday
Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday

200 Irvine Flats Road, Polson

Red Lodge KOA Journey
Red Lodge KOA Journey

7464 Highway 212, Red Lodge

St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday
St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

106 West Shore, St Mary

Three Forks KOA Journey
Three Forks KOA Journey

15 KOA Road, Three Forks

Townsend / Canyon Ferry Lake KOA Journey
Townsend / Canyon Ferry Lake KOA Journey

81 Silos Road, Townsend

West Glacier KOA Resort
West Glacier KOA Resort

355 Halfmoon Flats Road, West Glacier

Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday
Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday

5121 Highway 93 South, Whitefish

Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey
Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey

1545 Targhee Pass Hwy, West Yellowstone

Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday
Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday

3305 Targhee Pass Highway, West Yellowstone

Big Timber / Greycliff KOA Journey

693 Highway 10, Big Timber

Billings KOA Holiday

547 Garden Avenue, Billings

Butte KOA Journey

1601 Kaw Avenue, Butte

Great Falls KOA Holiday

1500 51st Street South, Great Falls

Hardin KOA Journey

RR 1, Box 1009, Hardin

Helena North KOA Journey

850 Lincoln Road West, Helena

Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday

163 Pine Creek Road, Livingston

Miles City KOA Journey

1 Palmer Street, Miles City

Missoula KOA Holiday

3450 Tina Avenue, Missoula

Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday

200 Irvine Flats Road, Polson

Red Lodge KOA Journey

7464 Highway 212, Red Lodge

St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

106 West Shore, St Mary

Three Forks KOA Journey

15 KOA Road, Three Forks

West Glacier KOA Resort

355 Halfmoon Flats Road, West Glacier

Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday

5121 Highway 93 South, Whitefish

Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey

1545 Targhee Pass Hwy, West Yellowstone

Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday

3305 Targhee Pass Highway, West Yellowstone

Bismarck KOA Journey
Bismarck KOA Journey

3720 Centennial Road, Bismarck

Bismarck KOA Journey

3720 Centennial Road, Bismarck

Grand Island KOA Journey
Grand Island KOA Journey

904 South B Road, Doniphan

Ogallala KOA Journey
Ogallala KOA Journey

221 Road East 85, Ogallala

West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA Holiday
West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA Holiday

14601 Highway 6, Gretna

Grand Island KOA Journey

904 South B Road, Doniphan

Ogallala KOA Journey

221 Road East 85, Ogallala

West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA Holiday

14601 Highway 6, Gretna

Badlands / White River KOA Holiday
Badlands / White River KOA Holiday

20720 SD Highway 44, Interior

Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey
Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey

24201 South Dakota Highway 63, Midland

Custer / Mount Rushmore / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Custer / Mount Rushmore / Black Hills KOA Holiday

12021 US Highway 16, Custer

Deadwood / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Deadwood / Black Hills KOA Holiday

11484 U.S. Hwy 14 Alternate, Lead

Hot Springs SD / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Hot Springs SD / Black Hills KOA Holiday

27585 SD Highway 79, Hot Springs

Kennebec KOA Journey
Kennebec KOA Journey

I-90 Exit 235, Kennebec

Mitchell KOA Journey
Mitchell KOA Journey

41255 South Dakota Highway 38, Mitchell

Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch
Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch

12620 Highway 244, Hill City

Rapid City / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Rapid City / Black Hills KOA Holiday

3010 East Highway 44, Rapid City

Sioux City North KOA Holiday
Sioux City North KOA Holiday

675 Streeter Drive, North Sioux City

Sioux Falls KOA Journey
Sioux Falls KOA Journey

1401 East Robur Drive, Sioux Falls

Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday

41 West Hwy 14 (I90/Exit 10), Spearfish

Yankton / Missouri River KOA Journey
Yankton / Missouri River KOA Journey

807 Bill Baggs Road, Yankton

Badlands / White River KOA Holiday

20720 SD Highway 44, Interior

Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey

24201 South Dakota Highway 63, Midland

Deadwood / Black Hills KOA Holiday

11484 U.S. Hwy 14 Alternate, Lead

Hot Springs SD / Black Hills KOA Holiday

27585 SD Highway 79, Hot Springs

Kennebec KOA Journey

I-90 Exit 235, Kennebec

Mitchell KOA Journey

41255 South Dakota Highway 38, Mitchell

Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch

12620 Highway 244, Hill City

Rapid City / Black Hills KOA Holiday

3010 East Highway 44, Rapid City

Sioux City North KOA Holiday

675 Streeter Drive, North Sioux City

Sioux Falls KOA Journey

1401 East Robur Drive, Sioux Falls

Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday

41 West Hwy 14 (I90/Exit 10), Spearfish

Yankton / Missouri River KOA Journey

807 Bill Baggs Road, Yankton

Buffalo KOA Journey
Buffalo KOA Journey

87 US Highway 16 East, Buffalo

Casper KOA Journey
Casper KOA Journey

1101 Prairie Lane, Bar Nunn

Cheyenne KOA Journey
Cheyenne KOA Journey

8800 Hutchins Dr., Cheyenne

Cody KOA Holiday
Cody KOA Holiday

5561 Greybull Highway, Cody

Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey
Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey

60 Highway 110, Devils Tower

Douglas KOA Journey
Douglas KOA Journey

168 Cold Springs Road (Highway 91), Douglas

Dubois / Wind River KOA Holiday
Dubois / Wind River KOA Holiday

225 Welty Street, Dubois

Greybull KOA Holiday
Greybull KOA Holiday

399 North 2nd Street, Greybull

Laramie KOA Journey
Laramie KOA Journey

1271 West Baker Street, Laramie

Lyman KOA Journey
Lyman KOA Journey

1545 State Highway 413, Lyman

Rawlins KOA Journey
Rawlins KOA Journey

205 E. Highway 71, Rawlins

Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey
Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey

86 Foothill Boulevard, Rock Springs

Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey
Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey

63 Decker Road, Sheridan

Buffalo KOA Journey

87 US Highway 16 East, Buffalo

Casper KOA Journey

1101 Prairie Lane, Bar Nunn

Cheyenne KOA Journey

8800 Hutchins Dr., Cheyenne

Cody KOA Holiday

5561 Greybull Highway, Cody

Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey

60 Highway 110, Devils Tower

Douglas KOA Journey

168 Cold Springs Road (Highway 91), Douglas

Dubois / Wind River KOA Holiday

225 Welty Street, Dubois

Greybull KOA Holiday

399 North 2nd Street, Greybull

Laramie KOA Journey

1271 West Baker Street, Laramie

Lyman KOA Journey

1545 State Highway 413, Lyman

Rawlins KOA Journey

205 E. Highway 71, Rawlins

Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey

86 Foothill Boulevard, Rock Springs

Grand Teton National Park

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