Fees

Entrance Fees

Private: Non-Commercial Vehicle; $15 - Valid for 7 days

Individual - hike, bicycle; $7 - Valid for 7 days

Motorcycle; $10 - Valid for 7 days

Badlands National Park Annual Pass; $30 - Valid for one year from month of purchase

Admits the purchaser and their passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle or the passholder and their companions when entry is by other means (i.e. foot, bicycle). Nontransferable, nonrefundable, and does not cover camping fees.

Organized, non-commercial groups (i.e. service organizations, scouts, church groups, and college/school clubs); $7 per person - Valid for 7 days

Commercial Tour Fees

Commercial sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity; $25 plus $7 per person - 7 days for Original Manifest

Commercial van, 7 to 15 passenger capacity; $50 - 7 days for Original Manifest

Minibus, 16 to 25 passenger capacity; $60 - 7 days for Original Manifest

Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity; $150 - 7 days for Original Manifest

Interagency Pass Program

The following passes are available at Badlands National Park:

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass

$80 - Valid for one year from month of purchase

This nontransferable annual pass covers the entrance or standard amenity fees at sites managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It does not cover camping fees, parking fees, user fees (i.e. cave tours), concession activities, or cooperating association bookstore charges.

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass

$10 - Valid for holder's lifetime

One time charge for citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years or older. This nontransferable pass allows lifetime entrance to all National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife areas. It also entitles the bearer to a 50% discount on camping fees in many federal campgrounds. It cannot be used at concession facilities or cooperating association bookstores. Identification must be provided at the time of purchase.

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass

Free - Valid for holder's lifetime

This nontransferable pass allows lifetime entrance to all National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife areas to United States citizens or permanent residents who are blind or permanently disabled. It also entitles the bearer to a 50% discount on camping fees in many federal campgrounds. It cannot be used at concession facilities or cooperating association bookstores.

Educational Fee Waivers

Entrance fee waivers are available to academic institutions when the main purpose of their visit is educational rather than recreational. Complete and submit an Application for Waiver of Fees (96 KB PDF), if your group meets the eligibility criteria. For further information on fee waivers or eligibility criteria, contact the Revenue and Fee Business Program Manager.

 

2016 Fee Free Dates

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on select dates throughout 2016. During the entrance fee free time, other fees (such as camping) are still in effect.

  • January 18:Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24:National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28:National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24:National Public Lands Day
  • November 11:Veterans Day

 

Annual Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass

  • Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice
    learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher.
  • The passis valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September -August).
  • Paper vouchers can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees.
  • Digital versions of the voucher (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.
  • The pass is non-transferable.
  • Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 6
Interior, SD 57750

Phone:

(605) 433-5361

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