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Badlands NP - Cedar Pass, SD

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Cedar Pass CG is located at the eastern end of Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota.

605-433-5361

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The campground is out on the open plains with no shade trees. The CG does not accept reservations; we had no problem finding a site at the time of our mid-June visit. Here we are on site 15.

Date of visit: Jun 2008

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This gives you an idea of the openness of the campground. Each site has a small shade shelter over the picnic table.

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The 96 sites are fairly evenly-split between back-ins and pull-offs by the side of the road. The back-ins are fairly short - even our 23' rig was really too big.

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Due to the extreme danger of prairie-grass fires, open camp fires are not permitted.

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One of three bathhouses in the CG - no showers.

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This was the first automated Iron Ranger we've encountered - no more filling out an envelope and dropping it in the slot. Here you pay with either credit card or cash.

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All afternoon we had been watching building storm clouds to the west over the Black Hills, where a tornado watch was issued.

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As the storm moved to our south, the sun re-appeared and lit up the hills against the dark clouds.

Amenities

Dump station and water available

Verizon Broadband Access service (with antenna & amp)

Rates: $10 (50% off with Golden Age Pass)

$15 park entrance fee w/o Golden Age Pass

96 sites - no hookups

Coord: 43.742989 N, 101.949457 W

Activities/Attractions

Hiking

Badlands Loop Road

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

The infamous Wall Drug

The Black Hills