December 17 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 17: 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 »
Laws and Policies
Superintendent's Compendium (410 KB PDF) - Specific regulations of Badlands National Park established under the discretionary authority of the Park Superintendent
Several documents pertaining to the management of Badlands National Park, including the South Unit General Management Plan and North Unit General Management Plan, are available online. Read more.
Did You Know?
The yellow and red layers in the badlands formations are fossilized soils, called paleosols. Fossil root traces, burrows, and animal bones found within the soils provide scientists with evidence of environmental and climatic changes that occurred in the badlands over time.