Extreme fire danger a concern

Due to extreme fire danger, we are urging all visitors to use extra caution while enjoying public lands. Forecasted hot and dry weather and the national fire activity level have led to an increased pressure on available firefighting resources.

While visiting Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, please be aware of the following fire-danger related rules and regulations.

  • Campfires are not allowed under any circumstances.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • All vehicles must travel on designated roads and park in designated areas. Driving or parking your vehicle in tall, dry vegetation can ignite a grass fire.
  • Extinguish all smoking material in appropriate, approved containers.

As you visit other public lands, please follow all fire restrictions. The Buffalo Gap National Grasslands are under Stage II Fire Restrictions which restrict camp fires, open flames, and smoking.

For more information, contact the National Grasslands Visitor Center in Wall, SD at (605) 279-2125.

For more park information, see http://www.nps.gov/badl or on Twitter @BadlandsEdu, and @Badlands_Ranger.

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