• 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.

Junior Ranger Day at Badlands National Park

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Date: April 17, 2009
Contact: Judy Olson, (605) 433-5240

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. — Saturday, April 25 is Junior Ranger Day at Badlands National Park. Children ages 5 to 12 and their families are invited to visit the park and earn their Junior Ranger badge. Rangers at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center will assist children with their Junior Ranger booklets. A special touch table with fun hands-on activities will be available at the visitor center from 10 am to 3 pm. In addition to the standard Badlands Junior Ranger badge, all participating children will receive a Junior Ranger Day patch, pin, and certificate. The Junior Ranger Program encourages children and their families to explore, learn about, and protect national parks. Visit Badlands National Park on Saturday, April 25 and become a Junior Ranger!

Regular entrance fees apply. The entrance fee for a single private vehicle is $15. A yearly Badlands pass can be purchased for $30.

Did You Know?

Tepee in front of the White River Visitor Center

Badlands National Park established a partnership in 1976 with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, sharing lands, specifically the South Unit, and splitting entrance fees. 50% of the fees collected in the park are transferred to the tribe for resource management and recreation projects.