• 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

Passages is the Wind Cave National Park newspaper. It is published each spring and is available at the visitor center in the park. The schedule for the coming year should be similar to the one you will find in the most recent newspaper listed below. You may download a PDF of the current issue below:

Passages 2013 - Visitor's Guide to Wind Cave National Park

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

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

Past issues of Passages

Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.