KOA Campgrounds in South Dakota

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Camping in South Dakota

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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Popular South Dakota Attractions

  • Lewis and Clark Lake
  • Deadwood
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • Spearfish Canyon
  • Mount Rushmore Tours
  • Black Hills Balloons

Find Your South Dakota Campground

Badlands / White River KOA Holiday Photo
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Badlands / White River KOA Holiday
Interior, SD
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Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey Photo
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Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey
Midland, SD
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Custer / Mount Rushmore / Black Hills KOA Holiday Photo
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Custer / Mount Rushmore / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Custer, SD
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Deadwood / Black Hills KOA Holiday Photo
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Deadwood / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Lead, SD
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Hot Springs SD / Black Hills KOA Holiday Photo
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Hot Springs SD / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Hot Springs, SD
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Kennebec KOA Journey Photo
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Kennebec KOA Journey
Kennebec, SD
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Mitchell KOA Journey Photo
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Mitchell KOA Journey
Mitchell, SD
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Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch Photo
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Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch
Hill City, SD
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Rapid City / Black Hills KOA Holiday Photo
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Rapid City / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Rapid City, SD
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Sioux City North KOA Holiday Photo
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Sioux City North KOA Holiday
North Sioux City, SD
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Sioux Falls KOA Journey Photo
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Sioux Falls KOA Journey
Sioux Falls, SD
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Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday Photo
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Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Spearfish, SD
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Yankton / Missouri River KOA Journey Photo
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Yankton / Missouri River KOA Journey
Yankton, SD
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Choose a Unique Camping Experience in South Dakota

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:

  • Tent camping: Pitch your tent in the great outdoors and enjoy the most traditional form of camping. At KOA, you'll have access to a large number of Tent Sites, so you and your family can have some fun getting in touch with nature. Breathe fresh air in the South Dakota mountains and stargaze at night by a campfire.
  • Camping Cabins: If you love to camp but don't want to pitch a tent, Camping Cabins are the perfect option for you. They come complete with beds, electricity and, most importantly, a roof to keep out inclement weather. You can enjoy secure lodging with the great outdoors right at your doorstep.
  • Deluxe Cabins: To take your South Dakota camping adventure to the next level, choose Deluxe Cabins at KOA. They're designed to elevate any vacation with the inclusion of a private bathroom and, in some cases, a kitchenette, fire pit and even more great features. If you are interested in glamping in South Dakota, Deluxe Cabins offer a luxurious experience with comfortable amenities like air conditioning.
  • RV Sites: If you’ve chosen to live out your adventures in an RV, you’ll soon discover KOA is your all-around smartest option. Wherever the road takes you throughout the Midwest, you’ll find amenities just for you that’ll make your stay sublime, including clean, level sites, full electric/water and dry hookups, 30- and 50-amp service and KOA Patio Sites®. Visit each location here to see how ideal your RV experience can be at RV Sites in South Dakota.
  • And even more unique lodging options: Many KOA campgrounds offer unique lodging for those looking to spice up their vacation with something a little different. These options may include Airstream trailers, teepees, treehouses and more. Be sure to check out specific KOA campgrounds to see what's available as lodging options vary by campground.

Benefits of Staying at a KOA Campground in South Dakota

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.

Camp Near South Dakota's Most Popular Attractions

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.

Reserve Your Campsite at One of the Best Campgrounds in South Dakota

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.

South Dakota Campgrounds Map

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