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.
Cognitive / Learning Disabilities
The visitor center and the cave are accessible to people with special needs. Some areas of the cave are accessible to people with limited mobility. Cave trails are often narrow, dimly lighted, and may be wet and slippery. There are numerous stairs along all of the tour routes. Please visit our webpages that describe the cave tours to decide which tour might meet your needs. Special arrangements may be made in advance for visitors with special concerns.
Tours of Wind Cave are offered all year, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. Scheduled tours are available first-come, first-served. The most comprehensive offering of cave tours is available from early June to late August. Fees are charged for all scheduled tours.
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?
Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.