Near the Park

The towns around Badlands National Park, Interior, and Wall offer several dining choices.


Badlands National Park has two designated picnic areas, though you're likely to see people munching at nearly every overlook and trail head in the park. Conata Picnic Area is on Conata Road, just south of Dillon Pass and the Badlands Loop Road in the North Unit. It has tables, trash cans, and pit toilets. Camping and fires are not allowed, and there is no drinking water available. Big Foot Picnic Area is near Big Foot Pass on the Badlands Loop Road in the North Unit, about 7 miles northwest of the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. It also has tables and pit toilets, but no drinking water. Camping and fires are not allowed.


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