Night Sky Viewings are a great way to see the dark skies of the Badlands. Park rangers and astronomy volunteers are available to point out objects in the night sky and help you look through telescopes at the Cedar Pass Amphitheater each evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Annual Badlands Astronomy Festival is a three-day celebration with education programs, guest speakers, and hands-on experiences, and no tickets or registration required.

Nearby Attractions

Read about Leisure Explorer Robin North’s adventure through the Badlands here.

RVer Tips

Cedar Pass Campground is a great option for remote stargazing within Badlands National Park, and has sites designated for RV camping with electric hookups. Learn more about camping at Badlands here.

Photo Source

National Park Service/Mackenzie Reed