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 Trip Reports
Photo by Art Palmer
Wind Cave is mostly explored by cavers who are members of various caving clubs or grottos affiliated with the National Speleological Society. Each off-trail trip into the cave chronicles the explorers discoveries in Wind Cave.
By selecting one of the years listed below, you can follow the exploration of Wind Cave as cavers discover more of the passageways hidden beneath the prairie world of Wind Cave National Park.
Did You Know?
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...