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    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.

Ton 80 Room Discovery

Trip: On 7/14/2001, Carl Bern led Christa Schneider, Kirk Digby, and Amy Bern to the Mule Creek Junction area in the North Section, where they discovered the Ton 80 Room.

Trip Report: We returned to our FQ survey to the three unpromising leads we left on our last trip to the area. The second lead went into a large room 90 feet by 40 feet!! We named it the Ton 80, which is the highest score a person can get in darts. We then surveyed into a 40-foot deep canyon. We left lots of leads and surveyed 450 feet.

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