Your Fees Benefit the Park
The fees you pay when visiting Badlands make a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources.
In Badlands, your fees will allow us to spend approximately $2 million per year on local projects such as:
Motorcycle: $25 - Valid for 7 days
Individual (hike, bicycle, etc...): $15 per person 16 and older - Valid for 7 days
Admits the purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle or the purchaser when entry is by other means (hike, bicycle, etc...) - Non-transferable, non-refundable, and does not cover camping fees
Commercial Sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity: $25 plus $10 per person - 7 days for Original Manifest
Commercial Van, 7 to 15 passenger capacity: $50 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Commercial Minibus, 16 to 25 passenger capacity: $60 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Commercial Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity: $150 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Non-Commercial, Organized Groups (service organizations, scouts, church groups, college/school clubs, etc...) in 16 passenger or more capacity vehicle: $12 per person 16 and older - Valid for 7 days
Education Fee Waivers
Education Fee Waivers are available to academic institutions whose visit purpose is educational rather than recreational. If your group meets the eligibility criteria, please complete and submit an Application for Waiver of Fees (95 KB PDF). For further information on fee waivers or eligibility criteria, contact the Revenue and Fee Program Manager.
Badlands National Park Annual Pass: $55
The Badlands National Park Annual Pass covers entrance fees for the pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. This pass does not cover camping fees and is non-transferable and non-refundable. This pass can be purchased at all entrance stations.
Every Kid in a Park
Fee Free Entrance Days in 2019
The National Park Service offers the following Entrance Fee Free Days this year:
Badlands National Park has been approved to increase its entrance fees. The increase will take place January 1, 2020.
Last updated: January 10, 2020