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 »
Badlands NP Announces Seasonal Job Opportunities
Contact: Julie Johndreau, 605-433-5242
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. - Badlands National Park is looking for candidates who are interested in working at a national park during the summer of 2012. There are many different positions available in Fee Collection, Resource Management, Maintenance, and Resource Education and Interpretation. Duties within the different areas of park operations include collecting entrance fees from visitors; staffing information desks; assisting with field work in exotic plant management, wildlife, and paleontology; and improving trails, fencing, and grounds. Selected candidates will gain worthwhile experience and learn about America's national parks.
Did You Know?
The Cedar Pass Lodge dates back to 1928 when Ben Millard and his sister Clara opened the Cedar Pass Camp to provide services to tourists braving the area's dusty, undeveloped roads. The Camp once consisted of a grocery store, gas station, dance hall, and cabins. It remains an oasis for travelers.