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


    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.

Badlands In Your Classroom

Welcome teachers, students, and parents! Badlands offers materials to explore topics such as fossils, bison, and sedimentary rocks. There is something for every grade level.

Discover what the Badlands has to offer! If you can't take a field trip to the park, then try a distance learning video conference.



Ranger helps teen girl with nature journal assignment