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.
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?
Early motorists along the Badlands Loop Road traveled through tunnels carved into the formations. Since the road’s layout defied engineering logic by being based on scenery rather than stability, the road is constantly shifting. Though the tunnels are long gone, the sense of adventure remains.