• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

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  • Visitor Center Open / Road Construction

    Park roads and parking lots are under construction. Expect occasional 10 - 15 minute road construction delays along Hwy 240 Loop Road. There is limited parking at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Please follow the signs to park in designate areas.

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

Check out lesson plans that bring Badlands National Park into your classroom. Teachers preparing for a video conference, field trip, or guest speaker will find suggested previsit lesson plans on different topics.

Guest Speakers

Schools within 80 miles of Interior, SD can request a classroom ranger visit. Learn more about program offerings and review lesson content and other suggested teaching materials.

Online Galleries

Learn more about the additional online resources Badlands National Park has to offer.

Field Trips

Information on the various ranger- and self-guided field trips available at Badlands National Park.