The visitor center, cave, and Elk Mountain Campground are accessible to all visitors including visitors with limited mobility. In the campground, Sites B2 and D3 are for campers with an accessibility permit.
Limited areas of the cave are accessible to wheelchairs. Please call ahead (605-745-4600) to make special arrangements for a special tour or ask at the park's information desk. There are fees charged for these services. Visit this page for more information: Tours for Visitors with Special Needs
The fees for these tours are $5.00 for adults 17 and older, $2.50 for children 6-16, children 5 and under are free, $2.50 for holders of the Golden Age (Senior)/Access Passports.
For the hearing impaired, please click here for written information that is generally presented on regularly scheduled tours. Sign-language capable rangers are sometimes available for the hearing impaired, for more information click here.
Driving through or hiking in the park to view the diverse ecosystems and wildlife native to the American prairie is a delight for all visitors.
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.