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Badlands Nat'l Park May 16
Prescribed burn today in the Pinnacles area of the park. Heavy smoke is possible and reduced visibility on Hwy 240 and Sage Creek Rim Road are possible. Delays may be expected.
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Badlands Nat'l Park May 12
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. (NPS/Brad Barker)
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Badlands Nat'l Park May 8
Sage Creek Campground will be closed for up to 2 weeks during the month of May. Exact dates for road work are unknown at this time. For up to date information contact the Ben Reifel Visitor Center at 605.433.5361. Another camping option is Cedar Pass Campground (605.433.5302).
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 29
Sage Creek Campground road construction postponed until next Monday, May 6. The Campground will close at that time.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 26
Sage Creek Campground closed beginning April 29 for road work. Depending on weather may be closed for two weeks. Check for updates
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 23
Sage Creek Campground will be closed beginning Monday April 29 while road repairs take place. Campground may be closed for two weeks.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 20
Not sure what to do with the beautiful spring day here at Badlands? Come for a visit today! Today kicks off National Park Week. Entrance fees for today (4/20/19) are free.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 13
Badlands National Park has now reopened. The visitor center is open 8 am to 4 pm today. If visiting the park today, please use caution in parking areas and on trails. Many still have snow and ice on them.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 12
Badlands National Park is currently cleaning up after the recent winter storm. We anticipate the visitor center opening at 8:00am tomorrow when normal park operations resume.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 10
Badlands National Park is currently closed due to winter weather conditions.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 8
Winter isn’t finished yet. If visiting please exercise caution.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 2
Sheep Mountain Table Road has reopened.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Apr 1
The only fools today were those that thought winter was over at the Badlands.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 31
Road construction begins Monday, April 1. Traffic will be down to 1 lane near Big Foot Pass. Work is expected to last 1 week.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 28
Sheep Mountain Table Road is closed due to safety concerns from washouts.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 27
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.” -E. O. Wilson How do you find satisfaction in the national parks? 📸: Kat Papera
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 18
Great news! Hwy 240 has now reopened through the park. We had some major snow drifts on the loop road, but they have now been cleared.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 17
Turns out we're the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 16
Hwy 240 remains closed from Cedar Pass to Pinnacles.
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Badlands Nat'l Park Mar 15
Badlands NP is partially open. Hwy 240 is open from Exit 131 at I-90 to Interior. Hwy 240 is closed from Cedar Pass to Pinnacles. Maintenance is working hard to get Hwy 240 open by some time tomorrow. The Ben Reifel Visitor is open today until 4pm.
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