Boondocking / Dry Camping, RV Camping

RV Camping in South Dakota

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to to camp and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stayed in South Dakota. We live and travel full time in our RV, so we will be updating this blog often! Come back often!


  • Buffalo Gap Grasslands. Anyone who boondocks probably knows about this place! It’s just outside the entrance of the Badlands and you just can’t pick a bad spot! It overlooks the Badlands, and is truly breathtaking. You’re literally on the edge of the cliff if you decide to be. GPS: 43.890031, -102.226789
  • North Shore Recreation Area – Fort Thompson. We loved it here. Our only complaint was that the locals seemed to come here and trash it. We picked up a huge bag of trash while we took a walk to the dumpster (yes, they provide a dumpster and still lots of trash). GPS: 44.066185, -99.475708
Buffalo Gap Grasslands
North Shore Recreation Area

We’d love to hear from you! Where have you stayed in South Dakota? Check out our video below about boondocking in South Dakota!

Want to check out all the amazing hidden gems we found in South Dakota? Click the button below to be taken to our Off The Beaten Path in South Dakota blog post! 

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We will be updating this blog often so don’t forget to check back often. We haven’t experienced staying at any paid or membership campgrounds. If you have, we’d love to hear your experiences and suggestions.

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1 thought on “RV Camping in South Dakota”

  1. love South Dakota and the Black Hills. We usually travel there 3 times a year.
    We are always looking for unique places to go see. Love Custer State Park, Windcave state Park, Spearfish canyon and the Bad lands. We are always looking for new places to see. We would travel the whole State.

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