Sheep Mountain Table Overlook

Sod layer dramatically falls over into badlands rock with a badlands table in horizon under blue sky
Sheep Mountain Table is named for the park's bighorn sheep.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

Quick Facts
Scenic, SD
The Sheep Mountain Table area spans the upper half of the Badlands formations.

Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Sheep Mountain Table is the highest area in the park at nearly 3,300 feet above sea level. Horses or cattle might be seen roaming the area because of agreements made with local ranchers on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Part of the agreement between the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota Nation is that park lands remain accessible to tribal ranchers on the Reservation.  Badlands National Park is one of the only NPS units that allows this.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: December 16, 2020