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:
- road overlays, patching, chipseal, drainage, and erosion control
- accessibility improvements for people with disabilities
- campground upgrades
- rehabilitation of park structures
- radio and utility systems repairs