Visitor Centers

The Peter Norbeck Visitor Center, located between the State Game Lodge and the Coolidge General Store on U.S. 16A, offers brochures, interpretive exhibits, and a variety of educational items.

The Wildlife Station Visitor Center, located on the southeast part of the Wildlife Loop, has shade, information, exhibits, and educational items.


Entrance fees for 7 days are $15 per vehicle or $10 for a motorcycle. Campsites with electricity are available for $24 per night in most of the park's eight campgrounds.

Special Regulations & Warnings

The park's biggest attraction may be its 1,300 head of bison. Remember that all animals in the park are wild and can be dangerous. Bison are extremely fast and can be lethal if provoked, so give them plenty of space. Campers and hikers should never drink water from lakes, streams, or springs.

Useful Publications

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department provides a number of helpful brochures for the park, available at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. The park's newspaper, Tatanka, provides information on the park's resorts and activities. The newspaper is available at each park entrance station, the visitor center, and park headquarters.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.