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 and Minuteman Missile Commemorate Veterans Day with Fee Free Weekend
Contact: Badlands: Julie Johndreau, 605-433-5242
Contact: Minuteman Missile: Jennie Kish Albrinck, 605-433-5552, ext. 238
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK / MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, S.D. - Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site are two of the 398 units in the national park system that give thanks this Veterans Day weekend to the men and women who have defended our freedom through military service. Badlands, a fee park, will join other national park fee locations and offer a fee-free weekend from Saturday, November 10, 2012 through Monday, November 12, 2012.
Did You Know?
25% of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. Administered in two units, Sage Creek and Conata Basin, the area is open for backpacking and exploration.