June 14, 2011
Aaron Kaye, 605-433-5243
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. — On Thursday June 16th, join Badlands rangers for a moonlit hike across the prairie and into the scenic rock formations. See the Badlands like never before – under moonlight.
The program will begin at 9:00 pm at the Cedar Pass Campground Amphitheater. A short multimedia presentation on observing the moon, lunar phases, and nocturnal animals will precede the hike. Come learn about the endangered and nocturnal black-footed ferret. Once thought to be extinct, the park is now celebrating the 30th anniversary of the rediscovery of black-footed ferrets in America.
The one hour, 1.5 mile hike begins and ends at the amphitheater. The amphitheater is located next to the Cedar Pass Campground a quarter mile from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center on Badlands Loop Road (Hwy 240). Visitors are encouraged to bring water, a jacket, insect repellent and sturdy, closed-toed shoes.
Regular park entrance fees apply. See nps.gov/badl or contact the park at 605-433-5361 for more information.