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 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.