Highway 87 Closure in Wind Cave National Park Still Pending
Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. - Due to unexpected scheduling and material availability issues, the planned closure of S.D. Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park for work on the Pigtail Bridge has been postponed. The closure is now expected to begin in April and last for upwards of five weeks. During work on the bridge, the road will be closed from the junction of U.S. Highway 385 and Highway 87 to the Rankin Ridge Fire Tower access road.
For more information, call the park at 605-745-4600
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.