Description

Some of the most formidable landscapes in the United States also make for some of the greatest adventures. Characterized as a “bad land" by settlers for it’s barren agricultural land, Badlands National Park encompasses stark, pink-hued buttes rising mystically from the surrounding grassland, a diverse wildlife ecosystem, archeological wonders, and incredible hiking trails. Cedar Pass Campground is located near the visitor center, with easy access to trails and the loop road. The sunset over the bluffs is awesome here, but you’ll need to show up early (before noon) to claim a good spot.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
100 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Electricity and sewage hookups
Max size unknown
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cedar Pass Campground.

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Hipcamper Asya
Asya S.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2017

The views towards the Badlands are amazing. Campsite #3 was awesome, highly recommend the very first few sites closest to the entrance as they have the least obstructed views without other campsites in your way.

Cedar Pass CampgroundSunset hikeA little crooked but a nighttime view of the campground.Site #3 with the Badland formations right behind us
Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 23rd, 2016

Campground was very busy, but then again, we visited during the motorcycle festival. There is ton to do around the campground for the family. The view are beautiful and the sites are grassy and have their own shelters, which was really nice.

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 28th, 2016

Wow, what a breathtaking spot! Campsites are close together and totally exposed, but have really nice sun shelters over the picnic tables (slatted wood though, so it won't keep out the rain). Definitely try and catch the sunset that lights up the badlands and the sunrise that comes up just behind them. Bathrooms and showers were clean, and there's a great dish sink outside the bathrooms. The smaller large vehicles loop only has a pit latrine but there were RV hookups in the main loop too. Campsites are close together so music and cigarette smoke both travel and people weren't necessarily too thoughtful of neighbors, but did seem to quiet down at a normal hour. Hiking the Medicine Root loop is highly recommended, look out for wildlife!

Hipcamper Heather
Heather N.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2017

This campground offers flushable toilets and a beautiful landscape. Love the stars? You can see the milleay and hear coyotes in the distance. Close to the ranger station and multiple hiking trails.

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 28th, 2018

We had a great time at this campground! The sites were fairly close together, but had great shade structures over the picnic tables. Very close to the main visitor center and the park's established trails!

The Window Trail had great views of the Badlands!Exploring the Badlands! It was fun to go "off the trail" at the end of the Door Trail!Cedar Pass CampgroundWe loved the unique shade structures!
Hipcamper Isabeau
Isabeau D.
recommends this listing.
December 11th, 2018

Bug repellant!

Hipcamper Rory
Rory M.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2019

Camped at the end of July. Great location to jump into the park. There is NOT much shade anywhere out here, so we aware it gets hot.

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August 28th, 2018
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Park
Badlands National Park
State
South Dakota
Phone Number
605-433-5361
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
43.744° N, 101.95° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 4 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 96 Sites
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