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.
Birds - December Count
The Wind Cave December Bird Count centers on the Rankin Ridge Lookout and goes out 5 miles. This covers the entire National Park plus parts of Custer State Park and adjoining National Forest Service and private lands. In 2011 the decision was made to adjust the 15 mile diameter area particpants cover in order to include the Casey addition to the park.
The next December bird count will take on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Meet at the park visitor center at 8:00 a.m. For more information contact the park by email or by phone 605-745-4600.
Did You Know?
The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...