Spring Hours at Badlands National Park
Contact: Judy Olson, (605) 433-5240
Dr. Paige Baker, Superintendent, has announced that the spring schedule for Badlands National Park will begin Sunday, April 19, 2009, with the Ben Reifel Visitor Center extending its hours to 8 am - 5 pm daily. Beginning April 18, 2009, the Cedar Pass Lodge will be open from 8 am - 4 pm. The White River Visitor Center will open for the summer season beginning Memorial Day.
Superintendent Baker states "All roads in the park are open and the spring months are a great time to view wildlife in Badlands National Park". School groups are welcome to visit the park and utilize the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for school activities. Ranger programs are scheduled to begin in early June.
For more information, call the Ben Reifel Visitor Center at 605-433-5241.
Did You Know?
Available water in the badlands is always loaded with sediment. Cloudy and milky white in appearance, the water contains particles that carry a slight charge of electricity. The particles repel each other, instead of settling to the bottom. Early visitors found the water unsuitable for drinking.