• 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.

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies (order Odonata)

Common Name Scientific Name
Broad-winged Damsel Fly Family Calopterygidea
- Ebony jewelwing Calopteryx maculata
- American rubyspot Hetaerina american
 
Calpterygidae - broad-winged damselfly

Calpterygidae - broad-winged damselfly

Did You Know?

Field Milkvetch

The Field Milkvetch has a colorful flower which is often overlooked because it tends to grow hidden in the grass. Color can vary to reddish-purple. More...