• 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.

Wind Cave Room - Pink Slug

The Pink Slug is the tight squeeze just behind the power bar
The Pink Slug is the tight squeeze just behind the Power Bar
NPS Photo

This tight squeeze was discovered on May 25, 1987 by Jim Pisarowicz, Curt Broeker, Darren Ressler, and Karen Rosga. As Karen tried to crawled through this passage she remarked that she felt like a "pink slug" (she was wearing pink tights under her coveralls). Although there is good wind in the passage no one has gotten through this passage.

Did You Know?

Star Lily

The Star Lilly (Leucocrinum montanum) has several common names including sand lily, sage lily, mountain lily, wild tuberose, and Star-of-Bethlehem. The word Leucocrinum comes from Greek meaning "white lily." More...