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.
Fees & Reservations
Private, non-commercial vehicle; $15 - Valid for 7 days
Individual - hike, bicycle; $7 - Valid for 7 days
Motorcycle; $10 - Valid for 7 days
Badlands National Park Annual Pass; $30 - Valid for one year from month of purchase
Organized, non-commercial groups (i.e. service organizations, scouts, church groups, and college/school clubs); $7 per person - Valid for 7 days
Commercial Tour Fees
Commercial sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity; $25 plus $7 per person - 7 days for Original Manifest
Commercial van, 7 to 15 passenger capacity; $50 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Minibus, 16 to 25 passenger capacity; $60 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity; $150 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Interagency Pass Program
$80 - Valid for one year from month of purchase
This nontransferable annual pass covers the entrance or standard amenity fees at sites managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It does not cover camping fees, parking fees, user fees (i.e. cave tours), concession activities, or cooperating association bookstore charges.
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass
Educational Fee Waivers
2014 FEE-FREE DATES
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on select dates throughout 2014. During the entrance fee free time, other fees (such as camping) are still in effect.
Did You Know?
The badlands are some of the fastest eroding landscapes on earth with erosion rates averaging 1” per year in their fragile layers. However, in areas where sandstone is found, the erosion rate may be 1” in 500 years. Often, toadstools form when surrounding sediments erode beneath a sandstone caprock.