News Release

Badlands National Park Accessible to Public With No Services During Government Shutdown

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Date: December 23, 2018
Contact: Casey J. Osback, 605 685-8941

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. — During the federal government shutdown, Badlands will remain open. However, there will be no visitor services, and hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist.
Highway 240 (Loop Road) and Sage Creek Rim Road will remain open if weather conditions allow. However, rangers will close roads if weather conditions are unsafe for travel. Pinnacles Overlook, Big Badlands Overlook, Cliff Shelf and the Notch Trail will remain open. Please note emergency services will be limited during the shutdown.
Please visit and select “Find a Park” for additional information about access to other parks and sites in the area. However, note that because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

For updates regarding the shutdown, please visit

Last updated: December 23, 2018

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25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750


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