Visiting Badlands National Park

When you visit Badlands National Park in South Dakota, you’ll see buttes, canyons, pinnacles, and spires. The park encompasses 244,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live.

Badlands Packing Lists

Known for its geological formations, Badlands provides visitors with a fantastic assortment of hiking, scenic drives, wildlife spotting, photography and camping opportunities.

Badlands National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Entrance fees are collected year-round – check the website for the most current Badlands National Park fees and information.

Badlands weather is variable and unpredictable. You’ll find extreme temperatures that range from 116° F to -40° F. Summers are HOT and DRY!

During the summer season, there are many Badlands Ranger Programs offered: – Geology Walk – Junior Ranger Program – Fossil Talks – Evening Program – Night Sky Program – Porch Talks

There are two established campgrounds at Badlands: - Cedar Pass Campground - Sage Creek Campground

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