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Immerse Yourself in Wildness: Take a Wild Adventure Hike into the Badlands

Badlands National Park

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Want to explore a seldom seen part of Badlands National Park that is geologically rugged and physically challenging? Do you have three hours to spend with a ranger? If so, a special adventure will be offered three times weekly starting Saturday, July 2. The program is offered each Saturday, Sunday, and Monday through August 15 at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing at least 72 hours prior to your desired program date to badl_information@nps.gov Make sure to provide the number of people in your group, their names, and ages. If you do not have access to email, you may phone (605) 433-5245 at least 72 hours prior to your desired program date and make a reservation via phone. Once confirmed for a program, information will be provided about preparedness, location, and parking. The program is expected to last up to 3 hours and will cover 1.75 miles of rugged terrain. Those interested should be in good physical condition and able to step up and down an 18 inch step. The program is not advised for those with a fear of heights or those with joint problems. Attendees must be at least 16 years of age.
There is no charge to attend these ranger-led programs. Badlands National Park does have a $10 per passenger vehicle entrance fee that is collected at entrance stations located at Exits 131 and 110 of Interstate 90 and near the town of Interior. An entrance receipt is good for seven days of exploration of South Dakota's largest national park. For more information about this program and other activities, visit Badlands virtually at http://www.nps.gov/badl Click on INDEPTH to get to the park's expanded website.



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