Badlands National Park Late Summer Operating Hours
Contact: Judy Olson, (605) 433-5240
Superintendent Paige Baker has announced the late summer schedule for Badlands National Park.
Beginning August 17, through September 30, 2008, the Night Sky program will be presented on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and begin at 8:30 p.m. On August 17, the hours of the Ben Reifel Visitor Center will be 8 am to 5 pm daily. A limited number of ranger-led interpretive programs will be offered at the park through September. All dates and times are subject to change.
The hours of the Cedar Pass Lodge is 7 am to 9 pm. Beginning September 9 through September 26, the hours of the lodge will change to 7 am to 7 pm. On September 27, the hours of the lodge will change to 8 am to 4 pm daily.
Please check at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center (605-433-5241) for dates and times of interpretive programs or check the Badlands National Park website.
Did You Know?
The former Pig Dig was discovered in June 1993 when two visitors from Iowa discovered a large backbone protruding from the ground near the Conata Picnic Area. Originally thought to be a 4-day excavation, field work continued for over a decade, yielding more than 10,000 fossilized bones for study.