Roberts Prairie Dog Town, Badlands National Park

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#4 of 11 in Wildlife in South Dakota
Roberts Prairie Dog Town is located in Badlands National Park. Plan to see Roberts Prairie Dog Town and other attractions that appeal to you using our Badlands National Park holiday planner.
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town Reviews
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is located at the corner of Sage Creek Road and Rim Road. We found it on our way to the badlands from Scenic. Several other reviews are talking about purchasing peanuts to feed the prairie dogs a...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    One has to drive about 5 miles on a gravel road to reach this Prairie Dog town, but I found that it was well worth it, and the gravel road wasn't too bad. There is a small turn out/parking lot next to...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The dog town is close to the Sage Creek Rim Road. As a result you can see up close the prairie dogs as they will be looking at you all the time. It is possible that you can walk towards the mound but ...  more »
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  • March 28, 2017
    Loved this place! Definitely a must do when you're out in the area! Quick stop, fun for all ages!!!
  • November 24, 2016
    This is absolutely a must visit location! This place is crawling with cute little prairie dogs! There are tons of them and they will just sit there for hours watching you! At times they may even come up close to you

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Where to stay in Badlands National Park

While Badlands National Park provides a handful of campgrounds within the park's boundaries, the Cedar Pass Lodge is the only place inside the park that gives you a roof over your head. Sitting 100 km (62.5 mi) away, Murdo is the most developed town east of the park. Here you'll find a handful of economy chain motels and locally owned lodges. About the same distance west of the park, Rapid City offers the same range of accommodations, but with more places to choose from. Rapid City provides more entertainment options and sits to the east of the Black Hills and north of Wind Cave National Park, making it a better choice as a place to stay if you're planning a longer vacation in the area.
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