Badlands National Park to increase entrance fees

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK — Officials at the National Park Service have announced that entrance fees for Badlands National Park will increase beginning on January 2, 2020.

The decision was made to bring the fees in line with other national parks throughout the United States for national consistency, and for the ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure and improve visitors’ experiences.

Park entrance fees will be $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle and $15 per individual. The Badlands Annual Pass will increase to $55.

“This increase in fees will allow us to continue to protect, preserve, and share the special places here at Badlands with current and future generations,” said Park Superintendent Mike Pflaum.

Projects that will be supported by the fee revenue include rehabilitating trails and trailhead signs, developing and installing exhibits in visitor centers and improving park water systems. Officials also plan to provide ranger-led programs and improve the park’s accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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