Dogs are permitted in Badlands National Park, South Dakota, provided they are on a leash and owners clean up after them.
The weather in Badlands National Park can be hot and dry in summer. Additional water should be brought for dogs as there is none available on the hiking trails.
Dog owners should consider the increased likelihood of encounters with Prairie Rattlesnakes during warmer weather. Visiting with dogs in the off season is safer, when it’s cooler and snakes are less active.