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Sage Creek Wilderness Area, Badlands National Park

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Sage Creek Wilderness Area is located in Badlands National Park. Plan your Sage Creek Wilderness Area visit and explore what else you can see and do in Badlands National Park using our Badlands National Park holiday planner.
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  • This is a dirt road and either a 4x4, truck or study vehicle is recommended. Very nice lookout views of landscape and wildlife. This road is closed during the night.  more »
  • This is a place where many people will not visit because of the unpaved road. To reach this start from Keystone and take 44 and then Sage creek road. Less crowds and a lot of buffalos. Since it is unp...  more »
  • The overlooks along Hwy 240 are usually packed, unless you're there quite early in the AM. However, there is an unpaved road to the west of Pinnacle's Overlook. You can see it as a solid black line on...  more »

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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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