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-Fun Facts-
*The 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 archeological discoveries.
*Badlands has been used as a film location for dozens of movies including, Starship Troopers (1997) and Armadgeddon (1998).
*The 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? 
Cedar Pass Campground  is the largest RV campground in Badlands National Park.  Set on open grass lots overlooking beautiful rock formations, Cedar Pass is a relaxing spot.
Sage Creek 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.
Spring 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 August.
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?
*Take a scenic drive down Sage Creek Rim Road or Badlands Loop Road.
*Visit the Cedar Pass Amphitheatre for stargazing on a warm summer night.
*Try 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

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