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 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".
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?
To the Lakota, this harsh and desolate landscape was known as "mako sica," meaning “land bad." Early French trappers similarly described the area as “bad lands to travel across." Today, geologists consider all the places in the world with similar topography and formation badlands.