• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

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  • 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.

Caving Narratives

Caving narratives are short summaries of caving trips into Wind Cave.
Most describe exploration trips, but some deal with significant finds or
locations, science projects in the cave, or even trips where photography
is the main goal of the trip.

These trips are organized by the zone in the cave where the caving
activity takes place and date. The zones are: Historic, Colorado Grotto,
the Lakes and Half-Mile Hall Zones (which includes the Club Room Area),
North Zone, Silent Expressway and Southern Comfort Zones. Clicking
on the link will take you to the zones listed. The section at the end of the
list are the significant finds or locations that led to new discoveries or a
better understanding of the cave. Many of these involve several trips
to an area.

Historic Zone is in Yellow

Historic Zone is in Yellow





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