Your Guide to Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park is in southwestern South Dakota. Its dramatic landscapes span layered rock formations, steep canyons and towering spires.
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.
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.
Fee covers the entry of an individual that is hiking, bicycling, etc... for 7 days
Fee covers the entry of a motorcycle and its occupants for 7 days
Commercial sedan, 1 to 6 passenger capacity. $25 plus $10 per person - 7 days for Original Manifest
Commercial van, 7 to 15 passenger capacity; $50 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Minibus, 16 to 25 passenger capacity; $60 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Motorcoach, 26 or more passenger capacity; $150 - 7 days for Original Manifest
Attend a Junior Ranger Program and hike Fossil Exhibit Trail, a great place for little ones to explore.
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.
Hours for Badlands National Park
Sunday: All Day
Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Badlands National Park is located 75 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota.
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.