Road Closures

South Unit: OPEN 24 miles one-way from Medora to Badlands Overlook.
Due to the continued deterioration, the Scenic Loop road between mile marker 24 and 28 is closed to vehicle traffic until further notice. This area is open to hiking and biking. For the safety of the visitors and staff, the entire landslide section is closed to all traffic, including foot and bicycles. Visitors can walk or bike up to the area but cannot cross it.

North Unit: North Unit Scenic Drive: OPEN for the entire 14 miles (one-way).

When to Expect Closures

During the months of November through April, road closures due to snow and ice are common.Roads close and reopen as conditions permit--there are no set dates.

Whenever possible, park staff clear East River Road in the South Unit (11 miles) and the first 6 miles of road in the North Unit.

Last updated: January 10, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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