To the Sioux Indians, Ma-ko-shi-ka meant bad earth or bad land. Today, as Montana's largest state park, the pine and juniper studded badland formations house the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops. You'll find a visitor center at the park entrance with exhibits explaining the site's geologic, fossil, and prehistoric stories. Roads and hiking trails let you explore the park's whimsical badlands landscape. Or try out the campground and the park's folf (frisbee golf) course.
Philip E. on Makoshika State Park Campgrounds
While not ideal for long hikes the area is perfect for camping out and exploring Montan's badlands. The area is famous for it's dinosaur digs and dinosaur museum located in the park. It is a great stop on Montana's dinosaur trail and the wild flowers are amazing. The landscape is like something from a dream, with wild rock formations and the never ending sky, it is most definitely worth the trip. Watch out for rattle snakes and your good to go.