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

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

Geologic Formations


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Hikers in the Badlands Wilderness Area

Badlands National Park maintains an open backcountry policy for exploration of its rugged landscape. While the park has no formal backcountry permit or reservation system, hikers are advised to stop at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for planning assistance, safety tips, directions, and regulations.