What about South Dakota calls to you the most? Is it Spearfish Canyon? The wildlife of Custer State Park or maybe a large monument or two? Wherever you’re headed, you’ll find a KOA location around the corner near the magnificent Black Hills and rugged Badlands.
Maybe you’d like to camp at a KOA campground so that you can explore nearby areas, or perhaps you’d like to hop from one campground to the next as you make your way across the state. However you’re planning your visit to South Dakota, you won’t find a better way to do it than with KOA.
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While many South Dakota visitors opt for a traditional campground experience, like tent camping, at KOA, you'll find what you want even if you're looking for a different type of camping experience. You’ll find clean, comfortable cabins available as well as a few more unique lodging options.
Explore what's available at each of our locations, and choose a way to stay that’ll make your vacation ideal:
People from around the nation flock to South Dakota every summer to enjoy its majestic beauty. No matter when you come, however, you'll find that KOA campgrounds provide many benefits that you're sure to love. Not only will you gain access to an inexpensive vacation opportunity, but customer-oriented service at KOA also ensures that your stay is fun and enjoyable from start to finish. Enjoy laundry facilities, clean bathrooms with hot water and more.
Some of our locations include shuttles to Mount Rushmore. No matter which KOA Campground you stay at in South Dakota, you will be able to see historic sites easily and truly experience the beauty of the area with on-site recreation. UTV rentals, bike shops and stables at some locations offer unique ways to travel through the outdoors. After a beautiful day hiking or fishing with mountain views, join us back at the campground for planned family-friendly events and more ways to make memories with offered on-site amenities.
How do paddle boats sound? What about swimming pools, mini golf and movie nights? Maybe you’d like to toss some horseshoes or try a climbing wall. Whether you’re young or old, ready to play or just looking to relax, there’s something fun for you. Just check out specific campsites with KOA to see which activities and features are available.
If you’re into serious adventures across unique landscapes, take a break from the ordinary and head to one of the many KOA campgrounds in South Dakota. At Badlands National Park, you’ll be immersed in miles of fascinating geological formations. When you want a break from being above the surface, trek into Wind Cave National Park. If you’d like to splash a little, try some boating or fishing in the beautiful Missouri River or the massive lakes it feeds.
If you’re a history buff, stop by the town of Deadwood, a 1870s gold rush town and do your best cowboy impersonation along its storied streets. Catch one of the re-enactments of harrowing gunfights while you’re there. If you like monuments, South Dakota has you covered — both Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial will top off your trip quite well.
Enjoy horseback riding at Hurley Butte or get a thrill driving on ATV trails in 450 acres of open prairie. You could see fascinating rare fossils and skeletons of dinosaurs, marine reptiles and mammals at the South Dakota School of Mines Geology Museum. You might also want to explore the second longest cave in the world on a tour at the Jewel Cave National Monument. There are plenty of exciting attractions for everyone near our South Dakota campgrounds.
KOA offers 13 unique and beautiful locations throughout South Dakota, with features and comfort you’ll appreciate. Enjoy a peaceful oasis in the hills near lakes, streams, canyons and other one-of-a-kind scenery. For a camping experience you won’t find elsewhere, make a reservation through this website or give us a call.
That doesn't mean this area has to always be empty. When you start reviewing camping options, your history will display here to help compare sites and find the best stay. You will be able to share your stay information with friends or family and save it for a later time if you have a KOA Account.