hiking and camping
Expansive prairies, rugged rock formations, neverending views, and abundant
Welcome to Badlands National Park, encompassing more than 244,000 acres of desolate beauty in South Dakota.
$30 for 7 days
Yes, on roads and campgrounds. Prohibited on trails.
118 sites in two campground
Quick Facts: Badlands National park
Cedar Pass Campground - Conveniently located near the visitor center.
96 sites, some with electricity. $22 a night. $37 for sites with hookups.
Sage Creek Campground- Inconveniently located in the middle of nowhere.
No hookups, but totally Free!
Cliff Shelf Trail - 0.5 miles and easy
Notch Trail - 1.5 miles with a steep wooden ladder
Window Trail - Very short
Door Trail - .75 miles
Wear long pants - cactus, bugs, and rattlesnakes.
Wear sunglasses, a hat, and sunblock.
Drink 2 liters of water per person per hour!
Hike in the early morning or late evcening.
Tips for summer hiking
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