Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$15.00–$30.00

Badlands National Park charges an entrance fee. No cash is accepted. Credit/debit card only. You may purchase a 7-day pass valid at only Badlands National Park privately or commercially. Private passes (private vehicle, motorcycle, or individual) can be purchased on recreation.gov or on-site, at one of the 3 entrance stations (Northeast, Pinnacles, or Interior). Commercial passes (sedan, van, minibus, or motorcoach) must be purchased on-site at one of the entrance stations. If you are visiting other federal recreation areas consider purchasing an Interagency Pass (Annual, Senior, Access, Military, etc.) when you arrive at the park. If you already hold one of the accepted entrance passes you do not need to purchase any of the 7-day passes. Site Passes purchased on Recreation.gov are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only purchase this Badlands National Park Site Pass if you do not plan to use another pass to cover the entrance fee.

Fee covers the entry of a private vehicle and its occupants for 7 days

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

Fee covers the entry of a motorcycle and its occupants for 7 days

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

Fee covers the entry of an individual that is hiking, bicycling, etc... for 7 days

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

For Organizations & Businesses

Commercial sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity. $25 plus $15 per person - 7 days for Original Manifest

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

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

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

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

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

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

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

Annual Entrance - Park

$55.00
This pass admits a single, private, non commercial vehicle and its occupants into the park. This pass does not include camping or give any type of discount at stores inside the park. Valid for one year from month of purchase.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Northeast Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Pinnacles Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Interior Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 

Badlands National Park Passes Available Online

Badlands National Park charges an entrance fee. You may purchase a 7-day pass valid at only Badlands National Park by selecting from the choices (Private Vehicle, Motorcycle, or Individual).

  • If you are visiting other federal recreation areas consider purchasing an Interagency Pass (Annual, Senior, Access, Military, etc.) when you arrive at the park.
  • If you already hold one of the accepted entrance passes you do not need to purchase any of the 7-day passes.

Site Passes purchased on Recreation.gov are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only purchase this Badlands National Park Site Pass if you do not plan to use another pass to cover the entrance fee.

For more information on fees, passes and the park: www.nps.gov/BADL/planyourvisit/fees.htm



 

Park Passes

 

Fee Waivers for Educational Groups
Fee waivers are available to bona fide schools which allows for free entrance for students, teachers, and a limited number of chaperones. Waivers should be completed and delivered to the park two weeks prior to your visit.
A fee waiver is not necessary for classroom visits and distance learning programs.

Use the link below to access the form that includes academic fee waivers.
Education Reservation Request Form

Educational fee waivers should be submitted to badl_permits@nps.gov.
Please submit a minimum of two weeks before the date of your planned trip.

Contact the education specialist at BADL_Education_Specialist@nps.gov or (605) 433-5244 for more information, to plan, or to learn more.

Last updated: June 20, 2023

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