Badlands National Park | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Badlands National Park

  • Badlands National Park
  • Badlands National Park
  • Badlands National Park
  • Badlands National Park
  • Badlands National Park
  • Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is an otherworldly destination that offers visitors an immersive experience of the natural beauty and geologic uniqueness of the region. The rugged canyons, towering spires, and colorful rock formations create an awe-inspiring landscape that is unlike anything else in the world.

Scenic Drives

Drive through the park and enjoy the breathtaking scenery that Badlands National Park has to offer. With several scenic drives available, including Badlands Loop Road and Sage Creek Rim Road, visitors can take in the stunning views and take their time experiencing the park.


Experience the park's rugged beauty up close by hiking one of its many trails. With more than 60 miles of trails available, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the park on foot and discover breathtaking views, unique rock formations, and diverse wildlife.


Observe the park's native wildlife, including bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, coyotes, and prairie dogs. Badlands National Park is home to one of the largest remaining undisturbed mixed-grass prairies in the United States, making it an ideal location for wildlife viewing.


Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the night sky while stargazing at Badlands National Park. The park's remote location, lack of light pollution, and clear skies make it an excellent destination for observing the stars and experiencing the serenity of the night.

Whether you're on a road trip, a hiking adventure, or just looking for a unique destination to explore, Badlands National Park offers something for everyone. Plan a trip today and experience the stunning beauty and natural wonders of one of America's most unique national parks.


Badlands National Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Entrance fees are collected year round. The park is in the Mountain Time Zone. Ben Reifel Vistors Center, Spring Hours (mid-Apirl to mid-May) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Summer Hours 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Fall Hours (early-September to late October) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Winter Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 


Private Vehicle - $30 (Covers entry of private vehicle + occupants for 7 days)

Individuals (Hiking, Bicycling, etc...) - $15 (Covers individuals entry for 7 days)

Motorcycle - $25 (Covers entry of motorcycle + occupants for 7 days)

Fees for Commercial sized vehicles vary in price based on passenger capacity. 

Entrance fees are collected year-round. If stations are closed, fees may be paid at an automated fee station at the Visitor Center.

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