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


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    Construction crews are replacing the parking lot in front of the visitor center. Please follow the signs, park in the side lot, and use the side doors. The Ben Reifel Visitor Center remains open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.


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Photographs and Video
Do you need photos or short video for a news story or school project? Badlands maintains an extensive photo collection on Flickr. All images are public domain and free to use; most are high-resolution. Please credit the appropriate photographer and NPS. For video, some short clips and slideshows are available on Flickr. The park also has a YouTube channel.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of the Cedar Pass cabins

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.