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.
Wind Cave Offers Free Tours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D.-Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21. Visitors will walk along the Garden of Eden Tour route and view boxwork formations for which the cave is famous. This 1/4-mile tour is moderately strenuous with approximately 150 steps andlasts one hour.
"The cave temperature is 53 degrees. Bring a light coat or sweater and some sturdy walking shoes to experience one of the world's longest caves," said park superintendent Vidal Davila.
Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours begin at the visitor center located ½-mile off US Highway 385.
For more information, contact Wind Cave National Park at 605-745-4600.
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