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Roberts Prairie Dog Town

#7 of 23 things to do in Badlands National Park Features Animals
Sage Creek Rim Road, Badlands National Park, SD
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Acres of the little critters

They were everywhere and listening to their barks and alarms as we walked around was so cool. Well... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
via mobile
fun to look at - from the car

This section of the road has a large field that has hundreds of prairie dogs. Each one will pop its... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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“dirt road” (17 reviews)
Sage Creek Rim Road, Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

They were everywhere and listening to their barks and alarms as we walked around was so cool. Well worth a small side trip down a well maintained rock and dirt road.

Thank Farmerted3316
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This section of the road has a large field that has hundreds of prairie dogs. Each one will pop its head up and stroll around. interesting to look at and listen to.

Thank rockcole
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Prairie dogs are everywhere! We had one prairie dog that would come right up to us, ate out of my husband's hand! We had a great time at this little stop (and traveling to and from, seeing all of the prairie dogs as we passed...More

Thank Rachel Bradley H
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Stop here, for a bored teenager.....best spent buck for food to feed the doggies and entertain the kid. Well, actually, it entertained all of us. Cute little critters, with personality. Watch out for the holes, most are easily seen but some are not.

Thank Bama_travel_nana
Reviewed June 2, 2017

About five miles down the gravel road you'll find this interesting place. Bring your camera, also many bison along the way.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Lots of pups out and about in late may. Keep an eye out for the burrowing owls as they inhabit the same area.

Thank Nav1go
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This was the best dollar I ever spent. I think I had a solid hour of enjoyment feeding and watching the Prairie dogs. I bought peanuts from the shop then went to town. I don't know that I would bring kids out there as the...More

Thank SmallGirlInABigWorld
Reviewed May 20, 2017

A short drive from a well maintained gravel road off the Loop road brings you to this Praire Dog Metropolis. You watch them as they watch you. travel a little further and you are likely to see Bison up close and personal. you can backtrack...More

2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The prairie dogs are crazy. It is amazing how many there are and how vast the prairie dog town is. We even saw a coyote out trying to catch prairie dogs. We fed them some carrots and got a nice close up with them

Thank Jason B
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

The Prairie Dog Town is accessible only by driving through the Badlands National Park, which requires a $20 permit (purchased at the visitor's center). They're pretty strict about making sure people aren't "recreating" in the Badlands without paying for the permit first. That's the first...More

3  Thank elizarenn
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