Badlands/Cedar Pass Good Sam Verified Campground

20681 SP Hwy 240, Interior, SD 57750

Good Sam Verified Campground
(3 reviews) 3 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
(3 reviews) 3 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Address

20681 SP Hwy 240
Interior, SD, 57750

Open all year

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Facility

Type: National Park
Partial Handicap Access

 

Policies

Pets welcome
Day Max Stay (14)
Tents Allowed
Spaces available: 96
Max length: 40
Gravel sites: 96
Back-in size: 18 x 40
Room for slideouts: Yes
Number of electric: 21
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

Restrooms

3 (3 reviews) 3 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Facility
3
Restroom
3
Appeal
2.6
What is being rated?
5 5 out of 5 stars 06/14/2024

This is an old campground, built before the advent of Class A's. Our site was snug, but we had no problem negotiating our 19' pull-behind into place. Class B's fit well in the sites. The showers require quarters for them to operate (there's a change machine between the men's and women's entrances to the shower house). It is an easy stroll to the visitor center and restaurant (consider the Buffalo Chili). Water is available throughout the park. There is also a dump station. The night brings a dark... Read More

This is an old campground, built before the advent of Class A's. Our site was snug, but we had no problem negotiating our 19' pull-behind into place. Class B's fit well in the sites. The showers require quarters for them to operate (there's a change machine between the men's and women's entrances to the shower house). It is an easy stroll to the visitor center and restaurant (consider the Buffalo Chili). Water is available throughout the park. There is also a dump station. The night brings a dark sky filled with stars and the Milky Way. The Western Meadowlarks fill the air with song. The nights are silent. The view draws your attention to the distant prairies and the rugged Badlands that you can almost reach out and touch. We live full-time in our 19' Airstream, and if our meanderings bring us back this way, we will stay again. Oh, there is also another campground, an off-grid (boondocking) setting remote in the Park. There is a size restriction on camping rigs for that campground (consult the Park's website). The name of the campground is Sage Creek. We stayed there three nights.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 05/05/2019

First, I had some items I needed to receive, so I contacted the campground to see if I could have them shipped there. They said yes and verified the address. I got a call two days before we arrived that packages had come in and they were refusing them. Luckily we were able to have one package held at FedEx almost two hours away from the campground and the campground agreed to accept the rest of the packages. We arrived to our site (73). What a mess. The grounds were all torn up, from what... Read More

First, I had some items I needed to receive, so I contacted the campground to see if I could have them shipped there. They said yes and verified the address. I got a call two days before we arrived that packages had come in and they were refusing them. Luckily we were able to have one package held at FedEx almost two hours away from the campground and the campground agreed to accept the rest of the packages. We arrived to our site (73). What a mess. The grounds were all torn up, from what we could not tell. The 50amp outlet was installed upside down. This meant that we would not be able to use our surge protector because it would not fit upside down under the post cover. If we were to even plug in our RV without the surge protector, the cord would be strained because of being upside down. We were able to move to another site, but nobody came to fix the outlet on the post. The sites are slight pulloffs on each side of the road. They are not very long and are not very wide. If the sites on both sides of the road are occupied, it makes for very narrow driving and maneuvering. There were three of us in a row at one point. The third person came in just as we were parking and asked us to move so they could fit. They wanted us to move behind our RV, but that was where our neighbor parked (they were not there at the time). The other vehicle was able to fit in the space ahead of us, but there was not much room to spare. I'm not sure why this campground is in such disrepair and is so disorganized. While it is not high-priced, it is within the range of other campgrounds that offer many more amenities within a couple of miles. They only had electric hookups, with no water or sewer at the site. They even charged for showers - 25 cents for four minutes or 50 cents for ten minutes! We had our own shower and brought a full tank of water so we did not need this. The one redeeming factor was the park had a nice view of the badlands.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 05/21/2016

You are parked on side of the road in a little cut out. It was hard to line rig up as the roads are circles or 8 patterns so your on a curve. You can not really sit outside as it's windy and all you would see from the picnic table is the side of your rig. It was well placed for park access and we really enjoyed the new missile museum and tour of the control room, as well as the drive around the badlands- watch out for the wild turkeys on side of the road, they can do a lot of damage to your car. Read More

You are parked on side of the road in a little cut out. It was hard to line rig up as the roads are circles or 8 patterns so your on a curve. You can not really sit outside as it's windy and all you would see from the picnic table is the side of your rig. It was well placed for park access and we really enjoyed the new missile museum and tour of the control room, as well as the drive around the badlands- watch out for the wild turkeys on side of the road, they can do a lot of damage to your car.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 06/14/2024

This is an old campground, built before the advent of Class A's. Our site was snug, but we had no problem negotiating our 19' pull-behind into place. Class B's fit well in the sites. The showers require quarters for them to operate (there's a change machine between the men's and women's entrances to the shower house). It is an easy stroll to the visitor center and restaurant (consider the Buffalo Chili). Water is available throughout the park. There is also a dump station. The night brings a dark... Read More

This is an old campground, built before the advent of Class A's. Our site was snug, but we had no problem negotiating our 19' pull-behind into place. Class B's fit well in the sites. The showers require quarters for them to operate (there's a change machine between the men's and women's entrances to the shower house). It is an easy stroll to the visitor center and restaurant (consider the Buffalo Chili). Water is available throughout the park. There is also a dump station. The night brings a dark sky filled with stars and the Milky Way. The Western Meadowlarks fill the air with song. The nights are silent. The view draws your attention to the distant prairies and the rugged Badlands that you can almost reach out and touch. We live full-time in our 19' Airstream, and if our meanderings bring us back this way, we will stay again. Oh, there is also another campground, an off-grid (boondocking) setting remote in the Park. There is a size restriction on camping rigs for that campground (consult the Park's website). The name of the campground is Sage Creek. We stayed there three nights.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 05/05/2019

First, I had some items I needed to receive, so I contacted the campground to see if I could have them shipped there. They said yes and verified the address. I got a call two days before we arrived that packages had come in and they were refusing them. Luckily we were able to have one package held at FedEx almost two hours away from the campground and the campground agreed to accept the rest of the packages. We arrived to our site (73). What a mess. The grounds were all torn up, from what... Read More

First, I had some items I needed to receive, so I contacted the campground to see if I could have them shipped there. They said yes and verified the address. I got a call two days before we arrived that packages had come in and they were refusing them. Luckily we were able to have one package held at FedEx almost two hours away from the campground and the campground agreed to accept the rest of the packages. We arrived to our site (73). What a mess. The grounds were all torn up, from what we could not tell. The 50amp outlet was installed upside down. This meant that we would not be able to use our surge protector because it would not fit upside down under the post cover. If we were to even plug in our RV without the surge protector, the cord would be strained because of being upside down. We were able to move to another site, but nobody came to fix the outlet on the post. The sites are slight pulloffs on each side of the road. They are not very long and are not very wide. If the sites on both sides of the road are occupied, it makes for very narrow driving and maneuvering. There were three of us in a row at one point. The third person came in just as we were parking and asked us to move so they could fit. They wanted us to move behind our RV, but that was where our neighbor parked (they were not there at the time). The other vehicle was able to fit in the space ahead of us, but there was not much room to spare. I'm not sure why this campground is in such disrepair and is so disorganized. While it is not high-priced, it is within the range of other campgrounds that offer many more amenities within a couple of miles. They only had electric hookups, with no water or sewer at the site. They even charged for showers - 25 cents for four minutes or 50 cents for ten minutes! We had our own shower and brought a full tank of water so we did not need this. The one redeeming factor was the park had a nice view of the badlands.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 05/21/2016

You are parked on side of the road in a little cut out. It was hard to line rig up as the roads are circles or 8 patterns so your on a curve. You can not really sit outside as it's windy and all you would see from the picnic table is the side of your rig. It was well placed for park access and we really enjoyed the new missile museum and tour of the control room, as well as the drive around the badlands- watch out for the wild turkeys on side of the road, they can do a lot of damage to your car. Read More

You are parked on side of the road in a little cut out. It was hard to line rig up as the roads are circles or 8 patterns so your on a curve. You can not really sit outside as it's windy and all you would see from the picnic table is the side of your rig. It was well placed for park access and we really enjoyed the new missile museum and tour of the control room, as well as the drive around the badlands- watch out for the wild turkeys on side of the road, they can do a lot of damage to your car.
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20681 SP Hwy 240, Interior, SD 57750
Coordinates: 43.743330, -101.949720
Elevation:

Directions
From Jct I-90 (exit 131) & Hwy 240: Go 8-1/2 S on Hwy 240, then 1/2 mi S on SR 377 (L)

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