• 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.

Wildflowers - Field Mint

Field Mint, Common Mint - Mentha arvensis
Field Mint, Common Mint - Mentha arvensis
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The leaves of the Field Mint have a strong, minty order. This is caused by a volatile oil produced by the plant. Field Mint is in the same family as Spearmint and Peppermint.

Did You Know?

boxwork

Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world and has an amazing amount of a rare cave formation called boxwork. More...