• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

Additional Online Resources

Badlands Twitter Feed

Follow the Badlands Twitter feed, @BadlandsNPS, to stay in touch with what is going on at the park and learn interesting facts.

 

Badlands National Park Facebook Site

This is a place where fans of Badlands National Park are free to share information and experiences with one another. Follow us.

 

Badlands National Park Flickr Photos

Explore public domain images of Badlands National Park provide by the National Park Service.

 

Badlands In Brief

Join park rangers as they explore the resources of Badlands National Park. These short video podcasts may help you prepare for a visit, research a school project, or discover more about the natural and cultural history of your national park.

 

Badlands Virtual Experience

Explore the stories of Badlands National Park from your computer. You can learn more about the park's paleontological resources, mixed-grass prairie ecosystem, and the people who have called the Badlands home.

Did You Know?

The rich hue of the Yellow Mounds paleosols

The yellow and red layers in the badlands formations are fossilized soils, called paleosols. Fossil root traces, burrows, and animal bones found within the soils provide scientists with evidence of environmental and climatic changes that occurred in the badlands over time.