National Park

Badlands Dog Policy

Badlands National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

The Badlands are a collection of buttes, pinnacles, spires, and mixed-grass prairies. The White River Badlands contain the largest assemblage of known late Eocene and Oligocene mammal fossils. The wildlife includes bison, bighorn sheep, black-footed ferrets, and prairie dogs.[1]

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379 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on trails at Badlands National Park.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds and picnic areas as long as they're on a 6' leash.

Campground Dogs Allowed?
Cedar Pass Campground Yes Reservations/Info
Sage Creek Campground Yes Info
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Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on areas open to cars & motor vehicles, such as gravel and paved roads and corridors. Dogs must be kept on a leash on roads.

Location & Map

South Dakota

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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