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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.

Highway 87 Closure in Wind Cave National Park Still Pending

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Date: March 15, 2007
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?

American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...