Expect lots of close encounters of the “wild” kind when you visit the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. Whether it’s a “buffalo jam” in Custer State Park, prairie dog towns along the way or a mountain goat grazing in Spearfish Canyon, you’re in for a treat. The Black Hills and Badlands are rich with native wildlife. Impromptu, close-up encounters with animals of the northern plains and mountains provide many vacation memories.
https://flic.kr/s/aHskLy8A6L | Kanopolis State Park, Kansas USA (Winter) | Kanopolis State Park contains a reservoir, desert plants such as yucca, a prairie dog town, and scenic sandstone canyons. It is located in the Smoky Hills region of the U.S. state of Kansas. The park, completed in 1948, includes more than 89 km² of rolling hills, bluffs and woods and a 12 km² lake, offering hunting, fishing, over 40 km of trails, and other recreational activities.