Highway 87 Closure in Wind Cave National Park Postponed One Week
Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-4600
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – The planned closure of Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park for work on the Pig Tail Bridge has been postponed by one week. The closure will now begin on March 12 and last for upwards of five weeks. The road will be closed from the junction of Highway 385 and Highway 87 to the Rankin Ridge Fire Tower access road while the bridge is strengthened and the guard rails replaced.
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.