• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

Free Entry to Badlands on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Date: January 17, 2014

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, INTERIOR, S.D. - Badlands National Park will join national park units around the country in offering fee-free entry on Monday, January 20.  You are invited to visit the park and enjoy the stunning winter scenery.


The Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00-4:00.  Exhibits and a park film are available.  Enjoy a hike on one of the park's many beautiful trails or take a scenic drive along the Badlands Loop Road.

Additional Badlands fee-free days in 2014:
February 15-17 - Presidents' Day Weekend
April 19-20 - First Weekend of National Parks Week
August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
September 27 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day

Park Visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation in National Parks applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions where applicable.  Park Entrance stations will have park passes such as Interagency Senior, Annual, and Access Passes, as well as Active Military Passes, available for those who wish to acquire them.


Did You Know?

Hikers in the Badlands Wilderness Area

Badlands National Park maintains an open backcountry policy for exploration of its rugged landscape. While the park has no formal backcountry permit or reservation system, hikers are advised to stop at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for planning assistance, safety tips, directions, and regulations.