Gateway to Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.
Within the National Park is the Badlands Wilderness, 64,144 acres of the most pristine sections in the National Park. It was designated by Congress in 1976 and is managed by the National Park Service. Within this wilderness, buffalo still roam free and visitors can also find bighorn sheep, coyotes and mule deer. It is also the reintroduction site of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land mammal in North America.
The Badlands are known for their rich natural history, including one of the best resources for dinosaur fossils in the world. The western prairie is now home to prairie dogs, bald eagles, antelope, and native bison that roam throughout the region.
At the gateway to Badlands National Park, Circle 10 Campground provides a great base camp exploring the park.
Services at Circle 10 Campground include:
New 30/50 amp service
RV Park & Campground
Pool & Playground - great for families!
Camp Store (open Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Horse camping, Pasture and Overnight Stalls;
Up to 2 pets allowed, No fee
Directions & Map to Badlands National Park
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From Rapid City or Sioux Falls:
Take Exit 131 off I-90, and travel south on Badlands Loop Road (Hwy 240), towards the Northeast entrance to Bandlands National Park. Circle 10 Motel and Campground signage is visible from the turnoff; the complex is just 1/4 mile south.
From Rapid City, SD on Scenic Highway 44:
Travel southeast on Hwy 44 to Interior. Continue northeast on Hwy 377 two miles to the Park's Interior Entrance. At the stop sign, turn right (E) onto Hwy 240; continue passed the Visitor Center and through the Park. Circle 10 Motel will be east off Hwy 240, just before you reach I-90.
21295 SD Highway 240, Philip, SD 57567