Badlands BLM Area – Free Dispersed Camping

Free Dispersed Camping near Badlands National Park

If you’re going to the Badlands, this is the best dispersed camping area you can find! Located just beyond the Pinnacles entrance, you access the road via a BLM gate off of 240 (it’s to your right if you’re leaving the park on 240). Although the area gets a bit crowded, there is plenty of room to spread out, and the views are as good as inside the park.

Free Dispersed Camping Badlands TravelSages
View from our dispersed camping site.

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Lauren is a 'digital nomad' (for lack of a less obnoxious term) who works, lives, and travels out of her truck camper with her partner, Patrick, and dog, Odin, the one-eyed Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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