Expert Travel Advice to Badlands National Park
- The unfettered wilderness of South Dakota ushers forth a road warrior's world of wicked-looking parks, American icons, herds of bison, and more than one opportunity to indulge your inner cowboy. Giddy up!. Gorp Travel
- East & Central: Endless Prairie (Badlands National Park, South Dakota). Gorp Top Ten
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Top Answers To Badlands National Park Travel Questions
Answer this2 AnswersAbout 381.25 Square Miles.
Pieter answered:We camped at one of the more rustic campgrounds in the area (can't remember the name, but it was one of the National Forest campgrounds and down this nearly impassable road). We did some nice hikes in the area of Wind Cave and saw the Crazy Horse monument being built. The best thing we saw was the drive along Peter Norbeck highway...there's a lookout point at the top where you can see Rushmore in the distance. To be honest, the coolest part about the whole experience was soaking in the local, mmm, culture: lots of wide-open spaces and miner-shacks-turned-saloons there. It hasn't changed much since the Deadwood days.
Answer this1 AnswerYou didn't indicate where exactly from Gulf Islands, but the drive is around 580 miles, so it would talk around 11 and a half hours.