Land of Stone and Light

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient horses and rhinos once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

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19 minutes, 47 seconds

Twenty minute film about the diverse resources and histories associated with Badlands National Park.

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Virtual Visit

Visit the park virtually with significant overlooks, facilities, and other features highlighted

banded badlands buttes stretch far into the horizon with green prairie in valleys.

Geologic Formations

Curious about the geologic formations of Badlands National Park? Check out this article to learn more.

Bighorn sheep can be found throughout the badlands.

Wildlife in the Badlands

Wildlife portal for the park

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Night Skies

The night sky is one of the previous resources the Badlands protects and preserves.

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Explore the trails throughout the park

Last updated: July 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750


(605) 433-5361

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