Longitude: -106.528404770° W
Located in the East Block of the Grasslands National Park, just west of the small community of Killdeer, the Rock Creek Badlands are part of the Wood Mountain Plateau. This vast, eroded landscape reveals millions of years of geological history and features free-standing buttes, deeply eroded hillsides, hoodoos and fascinating formations. The area offers a variety of hiking trails and amazing scenery. Contact the Rock Creek Visitor Centre at the Rock Creek Campground for directions to best viewing areas.
Traverse the scenic Badlands Parkway, a seasonal 11 km, single lane paved road that rises and falls along an escarpment with westward views across a wild prairie expanse. Six unique viewpoints overlook the grasslands and badlands of Rock Creek and highlight the special features of the East Block of Grasslands National Park.
- Country / Rural
- Self-guided tour
- Interpretive signage
- Birding / Wildlife viewing
Maps & Docs
Open May 1 to Oct 31.
East Block, Grasslands National Park.
Latitude: 49.070342402° N, Longitude: -106.528404770° W