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

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

Things To Do

The Badlands provide considerable opportunities for discovery and exploration. From camping and hiking to bird watching and auto-touring, visitors to Badlands National Park can enjoy countless outdoor adventures.

 
Group hikes a trail in the Badlands

Did You Know?

black-footed ferret

Four species of wildlife have been reintroduced into the Badlands since its establishment as a National Monument in 1939. The black-footed ferret, bighorn sheep, bison, and swift fox, once exterminated from the area's mixed grass prairie, are again thriving in their native habitat.