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Toadstool Geologic Park

Toadstool Rd, Oglala National Grassland, NE
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Badlands Up Close

Following a gravel road over a railway line and one arrives at the Park which had few visitors at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Very Strange

This place is certainly in the middle of nowhere. There are 15 miles of extremely washboarded road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bennington, Nebraska
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Toadstool Rd, Oglala National Grassland, NE
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Following a gravel road over a railway line and one arrives at the Park which had few visitors at the end of May, so we were able to walk the Badlands rocks and geological features without interruption. Take a hiking stick if you have one,...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is certainly in the middle of nowhere. There are 15 miles of extremely washboarded road to get to it so you really have to take it slow. Even so, it was a bone jarring ride. However, once there, the place is a eerie,...More

Thank RichFromOmaha
Reviewed 22 June 2017

After a 14 mile drive on dirt roads we arrived at Toadstool Geologic park. Erosion has toppled most of the formations. There's a mile hike with nine markers, we made it to three and turned around. While interesting, I'm not so sure it's worth the...More

1  Thank Zena T
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This was such a unique place to explore. It was a little off the beaten path, but so worth the trip. Had a great time walking the trails throughout the park. Truly amazing the wonders of nature.

1  Thank droeber5
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Another item in the Reader's Digest guide "Off the Beaten Path" that was a gem. You really have to want to see this as it is about 20 miles of dirt road to get to but is worth it. This is the Nebraska version of...More

1  Thank 615charlesr
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This was one of the favorite stops for the kids (ages, 11, 12, and 13). We picked up the self-guided tour brochure as we entered the park. It was interesting to learn about the history, but kids had the most fun exploring and climbing everywhere....More

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This park is a lovely example of remote desolate beauty. It is a fifteen mile drive on a well maintained dirt road from town with a one to three mile hike depending on if you just want to see the Geologic area or also would...More

2  Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Toadstool Geologic Park is a gem in the Oglala National Grasslands, well worth a 16-mile drive over dirt roads. Drive north from Crawford, NE on Route 2, and then follow signs to the park. A one-mile loop trail starts at the parking lot with numbered...More

8  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We combined this with the Hudson-Meng bison kill site. It was further along a gravel road and really off the beaten track. It an other worldly site with lots of unusual formations. Most of these were due to the unusual emotion patterns of the rocks....More

1  Thank S W
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This out of the way site was well worth the drive on a muddy road. The formations are really cool. The hike was easy (we are in our 60's). Kids of all ages would love this!

Thank 616CarolB63
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