If you follow top boondocking spots at all, chances are you have heard of Nomad View Dispersed. After our stay in Rapid City and trip back to South Carolina, we were ready to see more of South Dakota. Our next stop was Badlands National Park and that would be our seventh and last national park of the year. We were excited for the national park but maybe even more excited for the boondocking outside the park. We’re still nervous the Bounder is going to have cooling issues, but we had no issues getting to Badlands.
Is there dispersed camping near Badlands National Park?
Yes, it’s called Nomad View Dispersed, and it is one of the most amazing spots we have stayed in the RV. This spot is popular, but there is plenty of room for a lot of RV’s. The spots are located right beside a canyon, so everyone has an amazing view. There were some amazing sunsets and moon rises here. Several evenings we’d point our chairs west for sundowners and then turn them back toward the canyon for the moonrise right after.
Kitchen with a View
We set up the smoker at Nomad View for one of the most picturesque cooking views we’ve had. We did pulled pork and ribs. Not bad for a Tuesday!
We also had some wildlife checking out what we were up to!
Badlands National Park
We were both still recovering from the colds we had in Rapid City, so we weren’t super active during our stay here. We only went into the park twice. One time we just did a sunset drive and saw a few buffalo. The other time we did a fairly easy out and back hike from the Conata Picnic Area. The views were stunning! We thought about driving the whole park loop to the interstate on our last day, but with the issues we’ve had with the RV lately, we opted for just taking the easy interstate miles.
On your way to Badlands, you can’t miss the many signs for Wall Drug. We drove in to check out the town of Wall and visited Wall Drug also. It’s a bit of a tourist trap, but they have some good ice cream.
We had a relaxing week enjoying post work sunsets and talking a lot about the sailboat, which makes sense because we just went to see it.
After Badlands, we’re picking up the pace to get across South Dakota and hoping the Bounder keeps running well. There isn’t much between Badlands and Sioux Falls!