Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is located in the South West part of South Dakota. The park is home to a large variety of wildlife and some incredible rock formations.

The park has camping available and a few fairly easy trails. The main way to enjoy the park is by driving its main loop and pulling off at its many scenic views.


Here are our thoughts about our time at Badlands National Park!

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Beautiful, but Not a Ton to Do

Jacob Nolley

The Badlands are absolutely remarkable with their rare rock formations and bold wildlife. The hikes were enjoyable and the views were incredible.

I was a bit disappointed by how little there was to do. Within 2 days, we had seen every overlook and gone on every hike.

We were also surprised by how unkept the bathrooms were at the campsite. Definitely one of the less up-kept National Parks we have visited.

External Resources

These resources can be used to help plan your trip, avoid mishaps, and guide your decisions as you go on your adventures!

National Parks Service – Badlands National Park

This website can be used to plan and book your trip to the Badlands National Park.