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

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

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  • 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.

Cooperating Association

Badlands Natural History Association logo with bison and badlands

The Badlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit, cooperating association of Badlands National Park. Profits from their sales are donated to the park to print the park newspaper, fund the Internship Program, purchase library books, support scientific research projects, improve and maintain photographic and museum collections, and fund the Artist in Residence Program.

Executive Director: Katie Johnston

Contact Information: P.O. Box 47; Interior, SD 57750
(605) 433-5489
(605) 433-5248 fax

Did You Know?

black-footed ferret

Four species of wildlife have been reintroduced into the Badlands since its establishment as a National Monument in 1939. The black-footed ferret, bighorn sheep, bison, and swift fox, once exterminated from the area's mixed grass prairie, are again thriving in their native habitat.