December 10 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 10: Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will be temporarily closed at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work. The closure is expected to be in place for two to three weeks, weather dependent. An alternate route to access Interstate 90 will be posted. More »
Badlands in Brief
Running Time: 2:54 minutes
Running Time: 2:55 minutes
Written & Produced by: Julie Johndreau
How did the Badlands form? Learn the geologic story here.
Get ready to earn your badge! In this episode, twelve year old Nathan Wooden Knife describes the Badlands junior ranger program.
Running Time: 2:05 minutes
Kylie Ferguson discovered a rare saber tooth cat skull in Badlands National Park. Learn about her amazing fossil discovery.
Teacher-Ranger Cindy Holub explains the geology of Badlands National Park to grade K-8 students. Lesson plans included.
Running Time: 6 minutes
The Badlands are a source of inspiration for artists of all disciplines. Find out more about the program and view artwork submissions.
Running Time: 7 minutes
Celebrate the National Fossil Day spirit year round with this catchy song and fun music video. Watch for images from the Badlands.
Running Time: 2 minutes
Fourth graders get fit with the Walk the Badlands program.
Running Time: 1:31 minutes
National Park Week is April 21-29, 2012. Picture yourself at Badlands National Park!
Did You Know?
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.