Good Times in the Badlands

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

Picture of the Ben Reifel Visitor Center Sign with Badlands Formation in the Background.

Planning A Trip

Find out what there is to do. Information for camping, hiking, and much more.

Kids Playing in a Park Setting

Every Kid In A Park

Fourth graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families! Complete a fun activity to get your pass and start exploring

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 6
Interior, SD 57750


(605) 433-5361

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