Visitor Center Open
Construction crews are replacing the parking lot in front of the visitor center. Please follow the signs, park in the side lot, and use the side doors. The Ben Reifel Visitor Center remains open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.
Things To Know Before You Come
Planning ahead can often make the difference between a good trip and a great one. Explore these pages to discover the essential information you need to know before you leave home.
The Badlands Visitor Guide (1.2 MB) provides in-depth information on visiting the park, attending ranger-led activities, and hiking park trails.
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.