ParksSouth DakotaWildlife Tag: Badlands National Park

Bison in the Badlands National Park

Bison Taxonomy Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Genus: Bison Species: bison Subspecies: bison   In 1963, the Badlands received a herd of bison from Theodore Roosevelt National Park that were successfully re-introduced to the park! Now the herd of bison that call the Badlands home numbers 1,200. Bison can get up to 6.5 feet tall and weigh […]

ParksSouth DakotaWildlife Tag: Badlands National Park

Roberts Prairie Dog Town in Badlands National Park

Prairie Dog Taxonomy: Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Scuiridae Genus: Cynomys Species: ludovicianus If there is one thing Badlands National Park has no shortage of it is prairie dogs. They are kinda everywhere throughout the park and surrounding areas. You can see their extensive colonies on the sides of most of the roads you drive on through […]

ParksSouth DakotaVisitor Centers Tag: Badlands National Park

Ben Reifel Visitor Center at Badlands National Park

Ben Reifel Visitor Center is the main visitor center in the north unit of Badlands National Park. Restrooms, trashcans, and water are available at the facility.   Rangers are available at the information desk year-round to answer any questions you may have about the park. You can also pick up hiking maps here as well […]