I dreamed about watching the sunrise in this park and yet when I woke up that morning it was 8am. :( I do this all the time, so I said a little prayer about how I would not let this ruin my day. I was nervous though, since it was Friday morning and it was pretty busy the night before.
Regardless, I paid $20 for a pass so I was definitely going back. The minute I walked out of my hotel, I knew things would be okay. It was cold and windy. Sometimes I feel like God arranges things too perfectly.
At the park, I noticed there wasn't near as many people as the night before. Which made getting around easier and ultimately better to get some great shots. Here's my insider's guide on how to get the most out of your visit to this pretty place.
Where to stay:
Remember how I said I only paint the nails on my left hand? Example A. Lol back to the guide...
Entering the park:
There are three entrances for the park-
You have three options when it comes to entrance fees-
*Your best bet is to pay for your pass at the entrance station. It can take months to receive one that you ordered online.
The park is open year round 24/7.
What to do:
When: Friday through Monday nights
Here are six of my favorite overlooks:
*To download the park map click here.
After my first night visit, I was crazy hungry when I got back to Kadoka. Luckily, I chose this town specifically cause Trey and I stopped there a few months back. We ate at this place called Sunset Grill and I never got a chance to feature it here on the blog.
I was ecstatic when I rolled into town because I had no idea my hotel was right next door to this restaurant! Again, seriously, God's arrangement for things. Anyway, this food is suuuper good. The first time I ordered the Philly Steak Sub and it was like the best one I've ever had. IN A TOWN OF 700. THE BEST PHILLY STEAK. I need a Food Network show. "Tiny Towns and Their Treats." Idk just an idea.
When I was by myself, I ordered the fried chicken deal, cause Trey got it the time before and it looked hellaaa good. It was bomb to eat, especially after munching on gas station food all day. Check it out homies.
Overall, I had a blast exploring this park by myself. AND I COULD DO WHATEVER I WANTED CAUSE I WAS ALONE. Where you wanna go? You should leave tomorrow. I'll go with if you're that nervous.
*Have you ever explored a State or National Park by yourself? What was your experience like?
*Did I miss one of your favorite activities at this park? What was it? Is it seasonal?
Travel bucket list:
Countries visited: 5