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Badlands National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Badlands National Park - News section for more.

  • Badlands National Park’s Accessibility Self Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP)

    April 12, 2024 | 9:38 am

    Badlands National Park’s Accessibility Self Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP) includes findings from the self-evaluation process, as well as a plan for improving accessibility parkwide. The SETP resulted from the work of a National Park Service (NPS) interdisciplinary design team, including planning, design, and construction professionals; and interpretive, resource, visitor safety, maintenance, and accessibility specialists.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Abigail Aldrich selected as Deputy Superintendent of Badlands National Park/Superintendent of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

    December 6, 2023 | 1:50 pm

    Badlands National Park superintendent Eric Veach announced the selection of Abigail Aldrich as the new deputy superintendent of Badlands National Park/superintendent of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota. Aldrich is currently a project manager with the Harpers Ferry Center in West Virginia. She will assume her new role in South Dakota in January 2024.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Completes Badlands National Park Air Tour Management Plan

    November 17, 2023 | 4:28 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed an air tour management plan for Badlands National Park on November 17, 2023.

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  • National Park Service Completes Badlands National Park Air Tour Management Plan

    November 17, 2023 | 1:00 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed an air tour management plan for Badlands National Park on November 17, 2023. The plan will prohibit commercial air tours over the park and within one-half mile outside its boundary to protect park resources including natural and cultural resources, Tribal sacred sites and ceremonial areas, wilderness character, and visitor experience. The plan’s operating parameters will be effective within 180 days from the date of signature.

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  • Tourism to Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site contributes to local economies

    August 23, 2023 | 12:31 pm

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that visitors in 2022 to Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site spent $81,870,000 in communities near the parks. That spending supported 1,111 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $106,915,000.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public input sought on draft air tour management plan for Badlands National Park

    May 15, 2023 | 7:00 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) and associated environmental assessment that are being proposed for Badlands National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Badlands National Park to move to cashless fee collection starting March 1, 2023.

    February 16, 2023 | 4:05 pm

    Beginning March 1st, 2023, Badlands National Park will transition to a fully cashless fee system and only accept mobile or electronic payments for entrance and permit fees.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Badlands Christmas Bird Count, Jan. 2, 2023

    December 9, 2022 | 10:48 am

    The Badlands National Park Christmas Bird Count will be held Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. We will meet at the Ben Reifel visitors center (near Interior and Cliff Shelf) at 7:45 am.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 655 bison from Badlands National Park distributed to multiple Tribes

    November 7, 2022 | 8:00 am

    655 animals distributed to the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) and to Tribes through the Intertribal Tribal Buffalo Council

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Badlands National Park Environmental Assessment for Emergency Road Repair at Cedar Pass Available for Public Comment

    May 16, 2022 | 10:57 am

    Badlands National Park’s proposed emergency road repair at Cedar Pass and Environmental Assessment (EA) will soon be available for public review and comment on the National Park Service Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website.

    Read more at nps.gov