• 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.

PowerPoint Programs

Wind Cave Wayside and Trail Signs

Explore the Park's Wayside and Trail Signs - click on the image for a larger picture

NPS Image by Mary Laycock

Wind Cave National Park's Wayside and Trail Exhibits 6.8 mg

 
Black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes

Black-footed Ferret

Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction - 2.9 mb
 
Stalactites in Wind Cave

Stalactites in Wind Cave

NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

Geology of Wind Cave - 2.2 mb
 
Rankin Ridge Fire Tower

Rankin Ridge Fire Tower

NPS Photo

Building the Rankin Ridge Fire Tower - 1.2 mb

 
Subhyracodon

Subhyracodon

Centennial Fossil Site - 10.7 mb

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Littleleaf Pussytoes

Littleleaf pussytoes can vary in color by elevation. Generally at higher elevations the plant has deeply pink bracts. At lower elevations they are more commonly white. More...