Badlands National Park

20695 Sd Highway 240
Interior, SD

Once home to ancient marine life, early mammals and now bison, bighorn sheep and ferrets, Badlands National Park is a must-see stop filled with painted canyons and photo opportunities.

Badlands National Park's 244,000 acres are divided between three units for hiking and exploring. The Stronghold and Palmer Creek Units to the south are also part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. See Map of Pine Ridge Reservation. An entrance fee is required to enter Badlands National Park, and is valid for 7 days from the time you enter the park.

Ben Reifel Visitor Center
Hours of Operation
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mid April - Mid May
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Early Sept to late October
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Park Service offers the following Entrance Fee Free Days this year:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • First Day of National Park Week
  • National Park Service Anniversary
  • National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day


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Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible building
Pets allowed