Roberts Prairie Dog Town, Badlands National Park

#3 of 16 in Parks in Badlands National Park
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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  • This was one of my favorite stops! You can buy unsalted peanuts for $1 to feed these little guys. We were lucky enough to see several prairie dog families. They are just adorable, and I loved...  more »
  • Its pretty neat to drive through hundreds of prairie dog burrows, watching them run and squeal and eat. A fun and lighthearted side of nature to enjoy along the Sugarcreek Rim Road.  more »
  • The prairie dogs are fun to watch! Once you know what they are, you'll notice them in other places and states. Some tourists got too close --- even though they had telephoto lens. The prairie dogs are more active and comfortable when you give them space and wait patiently. They seem to be out all day.
  • This is worth the drive on the dirt road! The prairie dogs were so cute and there were >100 of them! It looked like there were adolescents playing when we visited in late August. Also on the drive to the prairie dog town, we saw 2 bighorn sheep and a bison (e didn't see any on the main, paved park roads). We took the dirt road in a sedan car with no problems.

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