park was an ancient shallow sea 75 million years ago. The evidence of its
past can be seen today in the park’s geology and
has been used as a film location for
dozens of movies including, Starship Troopers (1997) and Armadgeddon
U.S. Air Force seized much of Badlands National Park during WWII from the
native Oglala Lakota. Parts of the land were then turned into a bomb
testing range until late 1942.
Where to Stay?
is the largest RV campground
in Badlands National Park. Set on open grass lots overlooking beautiful
rock formations, Cedar Pass is a relaxing spot.
Campground is the smaller of the two RV parks in
Badlands National Park. The free spot is rustic and doesn’t offer many
amenities, but it has beautiful views of the ridges and canyons of the park.
White River KOA
Campground is just six miles from Badlands National Park, you’ll
find White River KOA Campground. If you’re looking for RV hookups and more
amenities, this is a great spot.
When to Go?
Winter in Badlands National Park can be
challenging for some guests. Temperatures average around freezing during the
day, and there is typically between 12 to 24 inches of total snowfall.
is probably one of the best times of year to
visit Badlands National Park. If you love wildlife, open trails, cool
temperatures, and fewer park visitors, come during the spring.
Summer most visitors come to Badlands in the summer. It
can get hot in the summer in South Dakota, especially during late July and
Fall beautiful colors fill the canyons of
Badlands. There are fewer visitors in the park as well, and birds are migrating
back to the park. If you’re a bird watcher, fall is the time of year for you.
What to do?
a scenic drive down Sage Creek Rim Road or Badlands Loop Road.
the Cedar Pass Amphitheatre for stargazing on a warm summer night.
a day hike at the beautiful 1.5-mile Notch Trail or 4-mile Medicine Root
Loop. Or, for a shorter trip with a great view, try the half-mile Cliff Shelf Trail.
To see where you could visit Badlands National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 33 suggested itineraries here
. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent
Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 02/06/2021