Credit-card acceptance one of big changes as camping season begins

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.


  1. Mike
    Mike 21 June, 2011, 17:58

    Will they be accepting credit card pre-pays for Cedar Pass campground in Badlands National Park? Thanks.

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  2. Seth Tupper
    Seth Tupper 21 June, 2011, 18:01


    The information in this park only covers state parks. At this time, I don’t know of any credit-card policy changes at Badlands National Park. I do know that there is an automated fee machine at Cedar Pass campground.

    Here is some info about the campground that may be helpful:

    Cedar Pass Campground is operated by the National Park Service and is open year-round.

    * $10.00/night per sight
    * A 14-night limit applies during the summer.
    * All sites are filled on a first come, first served basis.
    * There are no shower facilities available.

    There are four group campsites that can be reserved in advance by calling (605) 433-5361 with a minimum fee of $25.

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  3. Seth Tupper
    Seth Tupper 21 June, 2011, 18:01


    I just got this answer for you from a park official:

    “”We do not accept prepay for regular sites at the campground since it is first-come/first-served. We do accept it for group sites which need to be reserved in advance.

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  4. Mike
    Mike 21 June, 2011, 18:02

    Thanks for the answer! I appreciate it.

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