Badlands Dog Policy
Badlands National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly
Badlands National Park encompasses a striking geological mix of buttes, spires, pinnacles and grass prairies in its over 244,000 acres. There is a variety of wildlife here, including prairie dogs, bison, bighorn sheep, and ferrets. The park is also home to some of the world's premiere fossil beds, with many finds of ancient mammals such as horses and rhinos.
Badlands National Park is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are not allowed on trails, but they are allowed in developed areas while on a leash no longer than 6'. This includes roads and campgrounds. And there is actually a fair amount of hiking you can do here with a dog on the backcountry roads (particularly Old Northeast Road) with your dog. NPS has more details on the Old Northeast Road on their site.
- Pet Policy Details
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- Annual Visitors
Dogs are allowed at campgrounds and picnic areas as long as they're on a 6' leash.