The Ben Reifel Visitor Center and White River Visitor Center are both accessible to wheelchair users and provide ramped entrances, reserved parking, and accessible restrooms. A tactile experience is located in the exhibit area of the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, where visitors can touch and hold a selection of fossils and rocks. The introductory park film is open captioned for those with hearing impairments; listening devices are also available to assist with hearing the park film.
The Cedar Pass Campground has two campsites that are fully accessible by wheelchair and one accessible site in the group loop. These sites are designated for wheelchair users, but are available on a first-come first-served basis. They may not be available if the campground is full. The campground has many level sites, which can be navigated by wheelchair users. Restrooms and the automated fee machine are accessible.
Overlooks & Trails
Most scenic overlooks and wayside exhibits are accessible to wheelchair users, many of which have recycled lumber or wooden boardwalks with gentle grades.
The Bigfoot Pass Picnic Area has reserved parking, ramps, and an accessible vault toilet. The Conata Picnic Area has an accessible vault toilet but the surrounding terrain is rough.
Programs held at the Cedar Pass Campground amphitheater are accessible by a paved and well-lit path from reserved parking spaces in the parking lot. Evening presentations can be enjoyed from this location.
Reserved parking, ramps, wide doors, restrooms, and wide aisles make the Cedar Pass Lodge gift shop and dining room fully accessible. For additional information, contact the Cedar Pass Lodge directly by calling (605)-433-5460.
Virtual VisitBadlands visitors of all abilities have the chance to explore the park through a virtual visit. This tour includes virtual overlooks, trails, facilities, and features. Each stop on the tour describes the significance of the site. Photo galleries at the top of each page include every stop on the tour.
Last updated: June 9, 2020