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.
Enjoy a Safe Holiday
Contact: Jennie Albrinck, 605-433-5240
We welcome visitors to enjoy their national parks and public lands this Fourth of July. Due to excessive heat, drier than normal conditions, and high fire danger, we encourage you to read the following tips and remember that taking some extra voluntary precautions can allow everyone to enjoy this Independence Day:
Campfires are not allowed in Badlands National Park due to the extreme danger of prairie wildfire. Camp stoves or contained gas or charcoal grills can be used in the campgrounds or picnic areas. Electrical hook-ups are available in the Cedar Pass Campground, operated by Forever Resorts. Fireworks of any kind are not permitted.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday in your national parks and public lands.
Did You Know?
The Ben Reifel Visitor Center was named after Ben Reifel, the first congressman from the Sioux Nation, who served 5 terms. Afterwards, he served as consultant and Special Assistant for Indian Programs to the Director of the National Park Service. Badlands was his favorite national park.