December 17 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 17: 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 »
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
2013 FEE-FREE DATES
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on select dates throughout 2013. During the entrance fee free time, other fees (such as camping) are still in effect.
Did You Know?
The former Pig Dig was discovered in June 1993 when two visitors from Iowa discovered a large backbone protruding from the ground near the Conata Picnic Area. Originally thought to be a 4-day excavation, field work continued for over a decade, yielding more than 10,000 fossilized bones for study.