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.
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a wide-spread feline predator occurring throughout the continental United States, southern Canada, and northern Mexico. While bobcats are found over a large part of North America, there is little information regarding its distribution and population in South Dakota. Therefore a collaborative of South Dakota State University, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, and the National Park Service has been formed to gain a better understanding of bobcat ecology in the various ecosystems of South Dakota. More specifically, this project hopes to evaluate habitat selection and home range of bobcats, determine their food habits, estimate their population size, and make recommendations for landscape and population management of bobcats in South Dakota.
NPS Photo by Kelly Browson
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...