Cedar Pass Campground

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About Cedar Pass Campground

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. Read more...
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.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 100
  • Phone: 605-433-5361
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper Nathan

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

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!

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Hipcamper Heather

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 Asya

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.

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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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