Most People Have No Idea South Dakota Has A Stunning Lost National Park

When you think of national parks in South Dakota, places like the Badlands National Park or Wind Cave National Park may come to mind. The state has many national parks, monuments, and sites, but did you know that there are lost national parks here?

The Fossil Cycad National Park was a 320 acre area in Fall River County that was known to be loaded with fossils of a prehistoric type of fern, or a cycad.

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Despite losing this park, South Dakota still has many official state and national parks to be seen. Check these parks out if you are interested in exploring those that still exist today.