Burns Basin Overlook

A single boardwalk extends out to a bench which sits against a vast landscape under blue sky.
Many overlooks in the park have accessible boardwalks to provide views for all visitors.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

Quick Facts
Wall, SD
With expansive views, this site overlooks the old homestead of Wilson Burns, a sheep farmer in the area.

Accessible Sites, Benches/Seating, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Scenic View/Photo Spot

This overlook is named after the homestead of Wilson Burns, who raised sheep in the basin during the early 20th century. A freshwater spring was a rare commodity that kept this operation going. Now wells must be dug a few thousand feet deep.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: December 14, 2020