Badlands National Park Camping

Cedar Pass Campground


Open All Year


Located near the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, the Cedar Pass Campground has 96 level sites with scenic views of the badlands formations. Camping fees are $10 per night with a 14-day limit. The campground is operated on a first-come, first-served basis and rarely fills to capacity. Cold running water, flush toilets, and covered picnic tables are available. There are no showers or electrical hook-ups. A dump station is available for a $1.00 fee per use. Due to fire danger, campfires are not permitted.

Group Camping

Four campsites are available in the Cedar Pass campground for organized groups with a designated leader. The nightly fee is $2.50 per person with a minimum fee of $25 per site.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by contacting the park via email, phone, or mail at:

Group Camping Reservations

Badlands National Park

25216 Ben Reifel Road

P.O. Box 6

Interior, SD 57750

(605) 433-5235

Sage Creek Campground

Open year round, this primitive campground is located on the west side of the park's North Unit, near the Badlands Wilderness Area. Bison frequently roam through the campground. Access is located off of the Sage Creek Rim Road, an unpaved road that may temporarily close after winter storms and spring rains. The road provides limited turnarounds for large recreational vehicles. Camping is free of charge with a 14-day limit. Pit toilets and covered picnic tables are available, but no water is available on-site. Due to fire danger, campfires are not permitted. A portion of the Sage Creek Campground is designated for horse use.

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