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

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

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  • 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.

Photo Gallery

Badlands maintains an extensive gallery of public-domain images on Flickr. There are no licensing restrictions on these images and you can use them for free. Our Flickr site is updated regularly with high-resolution photos and some short video clips.

Use Flickr to download images you might need for a school project, PowerPoint presentation, advertisement, magazine article, or your next viral video. Please credit the photographer and the National Park Service as follows: "NPS / photographer name".

Or just enjoy the scenic beauty of Badlands National Park as you browse through our photo sets.


The galleries below represent a small sampling from the park's photo collection. Some of the images contained in the galleries below cannot be downloaded.

 

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.