Elk Mountain Campground Closed
The Elk Mountain Campground is closed and will remain closed through the summer of 2013 due to across the board budget cuts.
Hidden beneath the rolling prairie of the southern Black Hills is one of the world’s longest caves
Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides, and an array of wildlife such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs welcome visitors to one of our country’s oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Secreted beneath is one of the world’s longest caves, Wind Cave. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this complex labyrinth of passages contains a unique formation – boxwork.Read More
Crawling Down Passageways
Right now there could be explorers discovering new places in Wind Cave. Learn more about geology, exploration, cave explorers, and unique formations.Read More
Bring Back the Animals
In late 1890 many species native to the US prairies faced possible extinction. The Wind Cave National Game Preserve was created to help protect them.Read More
Plan Your Visit with the Park Newspaper
If you are planning a trip to Wind Cave National Park, Passages, the park’s annual newspaper is a good place to start.Read More
Follow the Wind - Exploring History
American Indian stories dating back centuries speak of a "hole that breathes cool air" in the Black Hills. In 1881 the exploration of Wind Cave began.Read More
Hike or Camp in the Back-country
Hiking or camping in the backcountry of Wind Cave National Park offers visitors a great opportunity to enjoy the abundant resources of the park.Read More
Fire, Fire, Fire
Fire is perhaps the most significant ecological force in nature. Learn about its effect on the health of park ecosystems.Read More
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...