• 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.

Park Newspaper Archive

Passages is the park's newspaper and the Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park. The current and past issues of Passages are available as PDFs below.

Passages 2012 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2011 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2010 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2009 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2008 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2007 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2006 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2005 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2004 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2003 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2002 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Passages 2001 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...