Conata Picnic Area

Two shaded picnic tables beside paved road, badlands butte, and under a blue sky.
Picnic areas such as Conata provide a break from long drives.

NPS Photo / Ed Welsh

Quick Facts
Wall, SD
This picnic area is also near the site of a 15 year-long paleontological excavation called the Big Pig Dig.

Accessible Sites, Parking - Auto, Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Restroom, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

The Conata Picnic Ground is one of the more remote rest stops on Badlands Loop Road, located just a ways down Conata Road. Vault toilets and picnic benches are available. This area is also fairly easy to explore on foot. The west side of the parking lot hosts the Deer Haven trailhead.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: December 15, 2020