Visitor Center Open
Construction crews are replacing the parking lot in front of the visitor center. Please follow the signs, park in the side lot, and use the side doors. The Ben Reifel Visitor Center remains open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.
Additional Online Resources
Badlands Twitter Feed
Follow the Badlands Twitter feed, @BadlandsNPS, to stay in touch with what is going on at the park and learn interesting facts.
Badlands National Park Facebook Site
This is a place where fans of Badlands National Park are free to share information and experiences with one another. Follow us.
Did You Know?
The badlands are some of the fastest eroding landscapes on earth with erosion rates averaging 1” per year in their fragile layers. However, in areas where sandstone is found, the erosion rate may be 1” in 500 years. Often, toadstools form when surrounding sediments erode beneath a sandstone caprock.