Badlands National Park — Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD
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Badlands National Park is currently Open.

Badlands National Park Hours

Mon 24 Hours
Tue 24 Hours
Wed 24 Hours
Thu 24 Hours
Fri 24 Hours
Sat 24 Hours
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25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD   57750Driving Directions
Phone: (605)433-5361(605)433-5361 Maps & Directions

National Park

Operating Hours & Seasons

Badlands National Park

The park is open to visitors all year with the exception of weather closures.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday:Open 24 hours
  • Monday:Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday:Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday:Open 24 hours
  • Thursday:Open 24 hours
  • Friday:Open 24 hours
  • Saturday:Open 24 hours

Fees & Passes

    Entrance Fees:

    • $20.00 - Private Vehicle
      Fee covers the entry of a private vehicle and its occupants for 7 days
    • $10.00 - Individual (Hiking, Bicycling, etc...)
      Fee covers the entry of an individual that is hiking, bicycling, etc... for 7 days
    • $10.00 - Motorcycle
      Fee covers the entry of a motorcycle and its occupants for 7 days
    • $25.00 - Commercial Sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity
      Commercial sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity. $25 plus $10 per person - 7 days for Original Manifest
    • $50.00 - Commercial Van, 7 to 15 passenger capacity
      Commercial van, 7 to 15 passenger capacity; $50 - 7 days for Original Manifest
    • $60.00 - Commercial Minibus, 16 to 25 passenger capacity
      Minibus, 16 to 25 passenger capacity; $60 - 7 days for Original Manifest
    • $150.00 - Commercial Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity
      Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity; $150 - 7 days for Original Manifest

    Entrance Passes:

    • $40.00 - Badlands National Park Annual Pass
      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.

    About

    Good Times in the Badlands

    The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

    Directions

    Badlands National Park is located 75 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota. Physical Addresses for GPS* Park Headquarters: 25216 Ben Reifel Road, Interior, SD 57750. Northeast Entrance (I-90, Exit 131): 21020 SD Hwy 240, Interior, SD 57750. Pinnacles Entrance (I-90, Exit 110): 24240 Hwy 240, Wall, SD 57790. Interior Entrance: 20640 SD Hwy 377, Interior, SD 57750.

    Visitor Centers

    White River Visitor Center

    The visitor center is located on the Pine Ridge Reservation and offers a staffed information desk, exhibits, restrooms, picnic tables, and water. Impromptu talks are offered daily throughout the summer season. Ben Reifel Visitor Center

    Located at park headquarters, the Ben Reifel Visitor Center features exhibits, an air conditioned theater, a new film, Land of Stone and Light, and restroom facilities.

    Weather

    The Badlands weather is variable and unpredictable with temperature extremes ranging from 116° F to -40° F. Summers are hot and dry with occasional violent thunderstorms. Hailstorms and occasional tornadoes can descend on the Badlands with sudden fury. Winters are typically cold with 12 to 24 inches of total snowfall.

    Permits and Reservations Information


     

    Dot is Green if Badlands National Park is currently open and Red if currently closed.
      As of: 7:44 pm (MDT)   Sat Jul 20, 2024. [Change]