The Badlands

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The Badlands

The unique and rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These colorful canyons, ravines, gullies, buttes, and mesas provide a rich wonderland of things to see and do. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today. Hiking trips range from a quick quarter-mile jaunt to the 10-mile Castle Trail. But hiking isn’t the only draw. Camping is also wildly popular, with the lack of light pollution making the nighttime skies a wonder to behold.

If you want to camp within the park, Cedar Pass Lodge provides rustic cabins that belie a comfortable interior with pillowy mattresses on wooden framed beds, flat-screen TVs, mini refrigerators and freezers, and in-suite baths and showers. And each cabin also comes with hand-crafted pine deck chairs placed on the front deck, so you can sit and enjoy the spectacular views.

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What kind of amenities do you need? What kind of exploring do you like? If you can tell us simple things like that, we can match you with the right kind of RV for you and your family to check off all the places on your bucket list.

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