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?
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.