• 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.

Amphibians

Salamanders

Common Name Scientific Name Remarks
Blotched Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Common, large, black with light yellow areas
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Toads & Frogs

Common Name Scientific Name Remarks
Plains Spadefoot Toad Spea bombifrons Prefers open grasslands, avoids wooded areas
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Woodhouse's Toad Anaxyrus woodhousii

Common, large toad, yellowish brown or gray
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Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus Common, large dark blotches containing many warts
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Upland Chorus Frog
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Western Chorus Frog

Psuedacris triseriata

Abundant, small with three dark stripes down back
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Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens

Not found, but suitable habitat and range
Green with two or three rows of dark spots
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Did You Know?

Littleleaf Pussytoes

Littleleaf pussytoes can vary in color by elevation. Generally at higher elevations the plant has deeply pink bracts. At lower elevations they are more commonly white. More...