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    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.

2003 News Releases

December 12, 2003
Park Aids Area Fire Departments
Rural Fire Assistance Program assists neighboring departments.
 
December 04, 2003
Birds, Food, and Song Mark the Holidays

Holiday celebrations this year will include the park’s annual bird count, an old fashion open house, and songs of good cheer.
 

November 21, 2003
Park Teams with City to Build Sewer Line
FONSI signed to replace failing wastewater treatment facility.

 
November 21, 2003
Planning Begins for New Fire Cache
Public scoping for a new fire cache begins.
 
 
 
September 08, 2003
Ancient Rhinoceros Fossil Discovered
A rhinoceros fossil about 32 million years old was recently found in the park.
 
 
 
 
 
August 01, 2003
Rash of Rock Thefts
 
 
June 16, 2003
Park Celebrates Centennial
Park celebrates centennial amidst special programs, guest speakers, and an all-employee reunion.
 
June 09, 2003
Final Preparations Underway For Centennial Celebration

Four hundred former employees and their families are registered for an employee reunion to help celebrate the seventh oldest national park’s establishment one hundred years ago.
 
 
 
 
April 14, 2003
Coyote Study Begins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 10, 2003
Park Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

January 9 marked the hundredth anniversary of Teddy Roosevelt's signing of the law creating the park.

 
January 08, 2003
Park Prepares to Celebrate Centennial
Wind Cave National Park kicks off its centennial year with an open house and a showing of the Disney movie "The Vanishing Prairie," which was filmed at the park in the 1950s.

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