July 24, 2015
Mike Pflaum Selected as Superintendent of Badlands National Park
Mike Pflaum, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as
the new Superintendent of Badlands National Park. Pflaum has served as the Superintendent of
Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, Michigan since January, 2011, with an intervening
assignment at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pflaum begins his new assignment on August 23,
July 19, 2015
Search Scaled Back for Missing Nebraska Man
On Sunday afternoon, the interagency search and rescue leaders made the difficult decision to reduce the scale of the search efforts for Joshua Jacobsen, age 39, of Laurel Nebraska. Badlands National Park was notified Thursday morning that Jacobsen was missing.
June 18, 2015
Badlands Loop Road Hwy 240 to Remain Open
The Badlands Loop Road at Cedar Pass will continue to operate with one lane open.
June 16, 2015
badlands loop road closure delayed 6-16-2015
The Badlands Loop Road at Cedar Pass will not close on Wednesday as planned. Park deputy superintendent Reed Robinson decided to delay the closure at Monday night’s informational meeting in the Town of Interior.
June 14, 2015
Badlands Butte Collapses Injuring Five
Five hikers suddenly fell six feet when the butte they were on collapsed. Several agencies, including Badlands Search and Rescue Team, Interior Volunteer Fire Department, Kadoka Ambulance, Jackson County Sheriff, and Life Flight Helicopter quickly responded.
June 13, 2015
Portion of Badlands Loop Road to Close Temporarily for Repair
The Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will temporarily close at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work on Wednesday, June 17. The closure is expected to last up to six weeks, depending on weather. During the closure, visitors will still be able to enter portions of the park from both the east and the west. All park businesses, including the Badlands Natural History Association sales outlet in the Ben Reifel Visitor Center and Cedar Pass Lodge and restaurant, will remain open.
May 17, 2015
Emergency Flood Alert Information
The White River near Badlands National Park is flooding. This is a dynamic and ongoing flood event. Visitors are advised to check state road conditions at http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/ for closures and alerts before travel. DO NOT approach the water. Be alert to downed power lines and all potential hazards.