On the way to the park, I stopped at your typical highway rest stop and saw this:
First tho', my free campsite. It's right in the park, which is nice, however, from the exit I took to the park entrance, the campsite was a 40 miles drive through the park...20 of it was a gravel road. But that was fine....I got a lot of good photos on the drive. The campsite is the Sage Creek Campground. It's really more for tenters, but there was no signage that said "RVs Keep Out"....so I went in!
It's a large circle. Period. This was early in the day...it really filled up with tents by night, but everyone was very quiet and asleep by 9pm. I started at the circle...see me on the left side, but moved off the circle to the equestrian section as no one with horses was there. Much better! I know...this doesn't look like the pictures of The Badlands that you may have seen....this area was beautiful, rolling hills. The circle reminds me of where a circle of covered wagons should be!
I wouldn't want to run into one of these in a dark alley! They finally crossed and settled down across the road.
I also saw some other "wild animals" on the way to the campground...
This sign was at one viewing station. I didn't see (or hear) any!
It was hard to choose just a few photos. It was all spectacular. A very good $15 investment!
Then back to the campground for a sunset, dinner, sleep and this morning's sunrise. Next stop...Deadwood and camping near Sturgis, SD. Hope you enjoyed the tour of The Badlands!
...but a fabulous sunrise!