Toadstool Geologic Park

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Toadstool Geologic Park
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Toadstool Park in 2006
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Location Dawes County, Nebraska, United States
Nearest city Crawford, NE
Coordinates 42°51′28″N103°35′02″W / 42.857777°N 103.583937°W / 42.857777; -103.583937 Coordinates: 42°51′28″N103°35′02″W / 42.857777°N 103.583937°W / 42.857777; -103.583937
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
Website Toadstool Geologic Park
Toadstool Park in 1905 Toadstoolpark1905.jpg
Toadstool Park in 1905

Toadstool Geologic Park is located in the Oglala National Grassland in far northwestern Nebraska. It is operated by the United States Forest Service. It contains a badlands landscape and a reconstructed sod house. [1] The park is named after its unusual rock formations, many of which resemble toadstools.



Toadstool Geologic Park is said to be the "badlands of Nebraska" or the "desert of the Pine Ridge." The park is open 24 hours a day. Toadstool Park is north of Crawford, Nebraska; to get to the park, take Nebraska Highway 2/Nebraska Highway 71 to Toadstool Road. There is a 1-mile loop trail within the park. There are many fossils along the trail; removing fossils is not allowed. Many fossils of large prehistoric animals such as entelodonts and hyaenodons have been found here. Camping is available and there are two toilets.

The Bison Trail to Hudson-Meng Bison Kill is a 3-mile hike.

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