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Sage Creek Campground

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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GRand Rapids MI
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We loved Sage Creek! Most campers have small tents and we fit right in. The Bison came for a visit during the evening, its their territory so be careful where you step! Great scenery, quiet neighbours, clean outhouses.What more do you want for free! Bring water and plan meals that don't require a firepit.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Our experience here was very windy! I highly recommend a hard covered trailer/camper/truck. We slept in our Honda Element. On one particularity windy night, a family of 5 packed up their tent and drove off at 930pm. The other tent campers toughed it out, but I'm sure it was not a good night's sleep. Amenities were adequate and clean. Pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Sage Creek was so much fun even just for a night. I prefer rugged outback camping and my wife prefers KOA with clean bathrooms and a feeling of security. The pit toilets were indeed very female friendly, the other campers were very friendly and they were all out there for the same reasons as us...beautiful views of the surrounding grasslands,... More 

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Marshall, Minnesota
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32 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Nice campground - free - first come, first serve. I like this place because it is out in the middle of nowhere - far from Wall and in a more remote part of Badlands National Park. No water, pit toilets only. It is southwest of Wall a ways. Make sure you have a good tent. Every time I go tenting... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed here our first night in the park. No water so be sure to bring your own. The cleanest pit toilets I've ever seen in my life, and I've seen many. I'm very much not a fan of pit toilets, but these were absolutely fine. One on each side of the area. It was the first week in June... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is a wonderful, no-frills camping spot. Please be aware, there is no water. I camped there on a hot August day, but thanks to a cooler of cold brew I made it out alive... Sage Creek is about 15 miles SSW of Wall, SD and about as far from tourist schlock as you can get. No electric, no water,... More 

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Address: Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park, SD
Location: United States > South Dakota > Badlands National Park

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