Bison may wander through the Sage Creek Campground in the Badlands National Park. Tent campers are warned that bison may try to scratch themselves against the tends. It’s all fun and games, though, until the bison roles.
Bison are one of the perks of primitive camping at Sage Creek Campground. So, if your willing to swap running water for prime real estate next to a prairie dog town, well, have I the pit toilet for you! Sites are first come first serve and free. This treeless stretch of the prairie isn’t going to offer much sun protection or privacy from the other cheap travelers rolling in at all hours of the night. An early August Friday night will see a pretty full campground around Sage Creek. But don’t let that ruin the view. Because, when it comes to visiting National Parks, this is one on the easy camping options.