• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Doing Business With The Park

Below is information about Special Use Permits, insurance requirements, and a description about what activities require a permit. For more information please call the park at 605-745-4600 or write to:

Special Use Coordinator
Wind Cave National Park
26611 US Hwy 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Click here to see a list of activities that require a permit:

General Information about Special Use Permits

Special Use Permit Application


General information about Special Use Permits for Photography or Filming

Application for Special Use Permit for Photography or Filming


Information about Commercial Use Authorizations

Commercial Use Authorization Application

Requirements for Insurance for Commercial Use in the park

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.