Badlands National Park

Crews Douse 500 Acre Grass Fire Near Badlands

March 16, 2009, 8:46 am
Crews doused a brush fire near Badlands National Park Sunday after it charred an estimated 500 acres about five miles east of Scenic.It started in the north ditch along Highway 44 and spread quickly to the northeast across private rangeland that's adjacent to Buffalo Gap National Grassland.Firefighters say a ...

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Badlands National Park Receives Green Rating

February 9, 2009, 7:01 am
Badlands National Park is one of 15 parks in the Midwest Region of the National Park Service that has been rated green, the highest mark a park can get on the Environmental Management System Scorecard, superintendent Paige Baker ...

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Badlands National Park Teems with Nice Surprises

October 14, 2008, 1:57 pm
Marcia McMacken stepped off the boardwalk and took a long look at the sweeping scene around her -- bright green meadows in front, craggy tan peaks and deep forbidding canyons behind. She was clearly ...

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Badlands National Park Teems with Nice Surprises

September 22, 2008, 9:11 am
Marcia McMacken stepped off the boardwalk and took a long look at the sweeping scene around her — bright green meadows in front, craggy tan peaks and deep forbidding canyons behind. She was clearly ...

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More than Rushmore: Take a South Dakota trip

August 7, 2008, 8:47 am
CUSTER STATE PARK, South Dakota - The wild burro wouldn't take no for an answer. We had already encountered grazing pronghorn antelope, packs of wild turkeys, prairie dogs, and enough bison to render us downright blase when yet another of the enormous beasts emerged on our four-day trip through the ...

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Planning Your Visit

PLAN YOUR VISIT The park's main visitor center, the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, is open daily all year, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. During the summer months, ranger-led programs are offered throughout the day. Check at the visitor center for more information on these programs. The Ben Reifel Visitor ...

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Park Regulations & Safety

Permits Badlands National Park's rugged beauty and spectacular scenery lead many to consider its use as a backdrop for filming, organized activities, or wedding ceremonies. A special park use is a short-term activity, like those mentioned, that occurs in a National Park Service area and: Special park uses, if ...

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Oglala Sioux could regain Badlands national parkland

June 10, 2008, 3:33 pm
The southern half of this swath of grasslands and chiseled pink spires looks untouched from a distance. Closer up, the scars of history are easy to see. Unexploded bombs lie in ravines, a reminder of when the military confiscated the land from the Oglala Sioux tribe during World War II ...

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