December 10 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 10: Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will be temporarily closed at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work. The closure is expected to be in place for two to three weeks, weather dependent. An alternate route to access Interstate 90 will be posted. More »
More Frequently Asked Questions
Does the park close?
The Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open year round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The White River Visitor Center is open seasonally in the summer months. (Operating Hours & Seasons)
What about exploring the South Unit of the park?
Do you have a Junior Ranger Program?
Do you offer Ranger Programs or other special events?
Are there any digs going on in the park?
Are horse rides available?
Are there ATV/ORV/4WD trails?
How far is it to Mount Rushmore?
Did You Know?
Badlands National Park maintains an open backcountry policy for exploration of its rugged landscape. While the park has no formal backcountry permit or reservation system, hikers are advised to stop at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for planning assistance, safety tips, directions, and regulations.