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.
Leadership Team Welcomes Two New Division Chiefs at Badlands
Contact: Eric Brunnemann, Superintendent
Superintendent Brunnemann welcomed Casey Osback, Chief of Visitor Protection and Jennie Kish Albrinck, Chief of Interpretation and Education as they joined the management team at Badlands this winter. The long awaited replacements replaced two capable acting division chiefs who stepped up from within the park to take on extra duties on a temporary basis.
Did You Know?
25% of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. Administered in two units, Sage Creek and Conata Basin, the area is open for backpacking and exploration.