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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get away from civilization, this is it. Our first visit to Sage Creek in 2004 was so incredible it has stuck with me as one of the better national park experiences I've had so when we were looking for places to stay on our recent trip (this time with 2 kids, 8 and 10). It's not... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This campground was not what we were expecting when they said "no services" online. We brought shovels and hand sanitizer with us planning on digging a latrine. But we were incredibly excited to see that they had a bathroom on site! Not one that flushes, but hey - it's a heck of a lot better than bare-bottoming it. It was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this campsite, because I have no problem roughing it...it was free and I wanted to camp out where the buffalo roam. I may have chose the wrong time of year to do this. The website said that the campsite rarely fills up, but I found this not to be the case. I was there early enough to get... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in May 2016. Six adult male buffalo wandered through the campsite during the afternoon and evening, grazing. What an incredible experience! At times, they approached to within 5' of us. I'll never forget that evening in the Badlands. We drove our class C motorhome up about 10 miles of dirt road to get to the campground. Well worth... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had an awesome experience staying at this campground for free... it's about an hour and fifteen drive from Badlands National Park, down a sometimes unstable dirt road...Along the way you will catch glimpses of bison, rams, and prairie dogs! Was at full capacity the night we stayed, but there was ample space for all tent campers to spread out... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

You turn off the main road through the park and go down 12 miles of dirt road to find this gem in the middle of nowhere. The views are spectacular with a few trails you can wander around if you like. The bison come up to the campground, so make sure to stay out of their way (and watch where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Staying at Sage Creek Campground was a unique experience and it was the highlight of our visit to Badlands. When we arrived, the place was packed but literally emptied the next morning before we were out of our tents. It was very idyllic, you pitch a tent wherever your heart desires because there are no defined campsites. It is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Primitive campground yet peaceful and secluded. The price was right-Free! Open in the prairie with the prairie dogs and the occasional buffalo. Great views especially at sunset and sunrise. One almost feels like a modern day pioneer and can imagine what they went through. Would absolutely come again.

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memphis, tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The road to this place seems a million miles long and is washboard. We went on Labor Day weekend, and got there mid-afternoon. It was so hot after we set up our tents all we could do was huddle under a shelter. There is no running water, but there is a creek nearby if you have a water filter. It... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Most people would want to camp IN the Badlands, but Sage Creek is just a ways down the road (it would be a long walk, but it is a beautiful drive) and almost never full. In addition to being in the Badlands National Park, it is beautiful and FREE! Nice views and great grass for staking tents and getting comfortable.... 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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