Adventures of Camper Dan

Badlands National Park

July 16 – 17, 2016: En route to Badlands National Park we stopped at Wall Drug: an old pharmacy turned tourist attraction. Wall Drug opened its doors in 1931 and had a rocky first couple of years. Their fortune started to turn around during the summer of 1936 due to clever advertising and free ice

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Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park

July 13 – 15, 2016: We arrived at Center Lake Campground, in Custer State Park in South Dakota, in the early evening after driving the Spearfish Canyon State and National Forest Scenic Byway on the way from Devils Tower, Wyoming. The scenic drive was pretty, with stops for a few waterfalls, but nothing spectacular.

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Devils Tower National Monument

July 12 – 13, 2016: Upon arriving at Devils Tower National Monument we were surprised, although it was early evening, to find all fifty campsites booked. However, we managed to procure a site at the busy KOA that sits just outside the entrance station. The next morning we continued to be surprised with the level

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