• 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.

Others

Horsetails

Common Name Scientific Name
Smooth Scouring Rush Equisetum laevigatum
 

Sedges

Common Name Scientific Name
Bottlebrush Sedge Carex hystericina
Fescue Sedge Carex brevior
Pale Bulrush Scirpus pallidus
Purple Nutsedge Cyperus rotundus
Winged Sedge Carex stipata
 

Cattails

Common Name Scientific Name
Common Cattail Typha latifolia

Did You Know?

Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...