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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Associated Tribes of Badlands NP

Learn who the park's Associated Tribes are and the responsibilities of federal agencies to tribal governments.

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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Virtual Visit

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

stylized multicolor Badlands formations with a superimposed image of a white microphone.

Good Rangers, Bad Lands

Listen to our podcast, where we interview rangers and chat about their role in preserving and protecting the Badlands.

Last updated: September 21, 2020

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25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750


(605) 433-5361

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