Hay Butte Overlook

Wayside exhibit sign in foreground gives way to vast badlands wilderness under blue sky.
The Badlands' harsh environment provides opportunities to observe the tenacity of life.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

Quick Facts
Wall, SD
With buttes in every direction, this overlook provides information about the grassy tops of Badlands tables.

Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Scenic View/Photo Spot

The Hay Butte Overlook provides another view into the Sage Creek Wilderness Area. This vantage point also displays a massive, grass-capped butte of Badlands formation known as Hay Butte, one of the major landmarks in the wilderness area. Bison and Bighorn Sheep are known to frequent this area, and they are not shy of roads, vehicles, or people.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: December 15, 2020