• 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.

Cognitive / Learning Disabilities

Tour path along passage

Tour path along passage

NPS Photo

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?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.