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Sage Creek Campground

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park, SD
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best place to stay when you are need a night to camp before you continue on with your trip. It is very rustic with the best view of the stars. When you wake up in the morning, you are in the badlands and ready to explore. All of the campers are respectful, it was quiet and I... More 

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Kettle Falls, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is primitive camping, no water, no flush toilets, not much shade. But its free camping in an amazing setting. From camp there are miles of trails or you can sit in camp and watch bison wonder by, or watch prairie dogs play.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide open circle, no fires, no shade, easy access, great night sky and, yes, we also got the lone bison and shooting stars (two days before Perseids). Nice location away from BNP proper by taking 12 miles on well groomed gravel road. Can't beat the free price. Only drawback was late night arrivals, but that's tent living.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I camped here our first night in Badlands national park. We are tent campers and even after reading reviews about the campground being windy we decided to try it to be close to the bison and it is also free. We got in about six thirty at night and were the only ones there. It was windy!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Free and peaceful. My friend and i had a great night here and even got to witness a lone bison come through the camp in the morning. Its very primitive so make sure you have no expectations excep to sleep under the stars in a beautiful place.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Dusty, Gravel road but well worth it! Off the beaten track, less crowded , no surrounding lights. Worth roughing it up (only pit toilets available. no water or hookup) if you want a quite, remote campground where you can have bison just walk right by your camper, where you can see the stars so clearly at night, where you can... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A great small camp ground. Because it is small come early it is so worth it. The view is amazing as is having the bison grazing along side your tent. There is a prairie dog town next to the site so you can watch them and hear them chattering to each other. At night you can hear the bison grunting... More 

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Conyers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The camp site is primitive but has a great view. If you're lucky enough to get a picnic table then the site is wonderful. Late arrivers make the site crowded and a little unorganized. No pit/camp fires are allowed so be sure to bring a propane stove or grill. The toilets are maybe the cleanest I've seen for a site... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was so excited to camp here after looking at pictures online and reading these reviews. Badlands is one of the most beautiful nat'l parks I've been to and this campground has the same rustic plains beauty. I knew we should get here early to reserve a spot because there weren't too many and it's only one of two campgrounds... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is a very nice area. Be aware the area can get really windy so if you are tent camping. Check NOAA weather to get accurate wind forecast. The area is very open. It 12 miles of the road that goes to Wall, SD. There are bighorn sheep on the first 2 or 3 miles and then there is prairie... More 

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