The One Secret You Need To Know Before Visiting South Dakota’s Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park covers 242,756 acres and welcomes nearly one million visitors every year. Its beauty is stunning year-round, and its geologic features are impressive all day long, but there’s one secret you need to know if you want to come home with the very best photos of this South Dakota gem.

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We’d love to see your photos of Badlands National Park! Share them with us in the comments, and if you’re a photographer, our readers would love even more tips.

During your next visit, avoid these 9 mistakes that many people make while visiting the park.