Accessibility

VISITOR CENTERS
All three park visitor centers are wheelchair accessible, as is the Maltese Cross Cabin. Park films shown at the North and South Unit Visitor Centers offer closed captioning

CAMPGROUNDS & PICNIC AREA
The South Unit's Cottonwood Campground has four accessible campsites and two restrooms that meet ADA access requirements. The Roundup Horse Camp also has accessible toilets and a picnic pavilion.

The North Unit's Juniper Campground has two accessible sites and two restrooms meeting ADA requirements. The group campsite also has accessible restrooms.

Picnic areas in both the North and South Unit have accessible restrooms and pavilions.

RESTROOMS ON SCENIC DRIVES
The North Unit Scenic Drive has no restrooms, but restrooms are located in Juniper Campground and Picnic Area as mentioned above.

The South Unit Scenic Loop Drive has an accessible restroom near the road to Buck Hill, about midway around the loop, and also at the Halliday Well Trailhead.

SCENIC DRIVE POINTS OF INTEREST
Wheelchair accessible pullouts and overlooks along the scenic drives:

SOUTH UNIT
Skyline Vista - 0.1 mile trail
River Woodland Overlook - sidewalk with view of the Little Missouri River
Prairie Dog Town near the loop road junction - sidewalk and exhibits
Scoria Point Overlook - sidewalk, exhibit, and viewing area
Badlands Overlook - sidewalk, exhibit and viewing area
Buck Hill - sidewalk and exhibit (trail is paved and gravel with stairs)
Beef Corral Prairie Dog Town - sidewalk with prairie dog viewing
Wind Canyon Trail Parking Area - sidewalk only, trail is dirt and gravel surfaced with stairs
Boicourt Overlook - sidewalk and exhibit

NORTH UNIT
Longhorn Steer Pullout - sidewalk and exhibit
Slump Block pullout - sidewalk and exhibit
Cannonball Concretion pullout - sidewalk, exhibit, and cannonball concretion viewing
River Bend Overlook - compacted gravel trail to viewing deck and exhibit
Oxbow Overlook - paved path along the rim of the badlands, exhibits

TRAILS
The short trails at the Skyline Vista Overlook and Boicourt Overlook in the South Unit and the Little Mo Nature Trail in the North Unit are hard-surfaced with minimal slope. All other trails have unmaintained dirt surfaces. More trail information here.

Access Pass
The Access Pass is a free lifetime entrance pass to all federal areas charging an entrance fee. It also provides a 50% reduction of expanded amenity fees for activities such as camping. Passes are available to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents with disabilities. Passes can be obtained in person wherever interagency passes are sold (park entrance stations when open, or in visitor centers during seasonal entrance station closures.)

Last updated: November 20, 2018

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Medora, ND 58645

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