Trail Closure Information
The Highland Creek Trail is closed. Backcountry Zones 1 and 2 are closed to all off-trail travel and use. The Sanctuary and Centennial Trails remain open to through traffic.
Temporary Road Closure Information
Oct. 18 & 19: NPS 5 and 6 are closed for the entire weekend. Monday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 22, NPS 5 will be closed from Highway 87 to NPS 6. Highway 87 will be closed from Road 342 (Beaver Creek Road) north to the park boundary.
Post Visit Materials
The Connections program introduces specific ecological concepts. Using post-visit activities teachers can reinforce the concept that the students learned while visiting the park. The webpages below provide post-visit activities for your field trip:
First grade Similarities and Differences
Second grade Homes and Habitat
Third grade Adaptation in Nature
Fourth grade Order in Nature
Fifth grade Continuity and Change
Sixth grade Interaction and Interdependence
Seventh/Eighth Limiting Factors
High School Water in the Environment
Did You Know?
Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...