Badlands National Park

Outdoor Adventure Nature & Recreation Scenic Drives

Badlands National Park draws visitors from around the world. With rugged terrain and striking geologic deposits, this national park contains one of the world’s richest fossil beds.

Take a 1.5 hour scenic drive from Spearfish and view where ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed. Today, the park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live.

National Park Pass

Private Vehicle: $25 - Valid for 7 days

Motorcycle: $15 - Valid for 7 days

Individual (hike, bicycle, etc.): $12 per person 16 and older - Valid for 7 days

NOTE: Admits the purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle or the purchaser when entry is by other means (hike, bicycle, etc.). Non-transferable, non-refundable, and does not cover camping fees

Entrance to Badlands National Park requires a national park pass. Passes can be purchased at the points of entry, or for special passes, such as annual passes, please visit: National Park Service for more information. 


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