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.
Wildlife Video Clips and Programs
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
Video clips of wildlife at Wind Cave National Park.
Wind Cave National Park Video 3.1 mb RealVideo - An overview of Wind Cave National Park filmed during the park's Centennial Celebration
Elk History at Wind Cave National Park The history of reintroducing elk to Wind Cave National Park is a fascinating story.
Managing the Elk at Wind Cave National Park Wind Cave National Park is a relatively small national park and all of the grazing animals must share the land. Learn about how the park is protecting the land and the wildlife living here.
PowerPoint Programs - Download the following PowerPoint Presentation
Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction - 2.9 mb
Did You Know?
Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...