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.
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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