Badlands RV Freedom tour – Boondocking near Badlands National Park, South Dakota, days 14 – 16 of 40+

We spent the last three days in the Badlands boondocking off grid. We’ve been camping off grid on our property, so it’s no problem for us. We were glad we scouted the area before taking the RV there. It was a beautiful location. I was a bit nervous, as I am afraid of heights, but realized it wasn’t dangerous.

We took a day trip to Rapid City, where we had a great dinner at Firehouse Brewing Company. It’s a nice historic town with shops and restaurants. It’s definitely worth visiting. We also found a Safeway grocery store in town. We were able to stock up on food and pick up some Maui Safeway favorites.

We were happy to have 3 days there, to just relax and soak in the atmosphere. I loved it so much, that it was a little difficult to leave, but we were heading to Deadwood and more adventures.

Driving up to our boondocking site

Best campsite ever!
View out our door and window

Dave exploring the area

Our neighbors’ campfire
Full moon rising over the Badlands
Our excellent version of cowboy coffee, using a french coffee press. Tastes better than coffee from the coffee maker, just a bit more clean-up time.
Dave’s chuckwagon breakfast – turkey bacon and cheddar. Mine was turkey bacon, egg whites and feta (one slice of bread). Pretty tasty!
Day trip to Rapid City
Patio at Firehouse Brewing Company
Firehouse brewing Company
Wall, SD is quite the tourist trap. We took a quick walk through the famous Wall Drugs
We moved a short distance to this flatter, wider site for the next two nights. We had to position the RV and truck to minimize the impact of 40+ mph winds.. It was a little nerve-racking but no problem.

Cooking broiled salmon.
Exploring more of Badlands National Park
Buffalo grazing. Traffic in the park is held up regularly as people stop to photograph the wildlife.
Bighorn sheep


Minuteman Delta-09 Missle Site, Wall SD. This was a very informative exhibite of a n decomissioned nuclear missle site. . We learned more details about the Cold War. Scary to know so many missiles were hidden in plain sight.
Minuteman Delta-09 Missle Site, Wall SD
Dave flying “Sharky”. We purchased the kite in Maui many years ago and haven’t flown it since the Sea Ray.