• 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.

Fee Free Days

Cave Tours are offered daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. All cave tours are ranger-guided and leave from the visitor center. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. During the summer months long waits may be encountered. To avoid waits, the best time to visit the cave is during the early hours of the day. During the summer weekends are good times to visit; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the busiest days.

The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11). A full list of dates and participating agencies is listed below. The fee waiver does not cover expanded amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

Dates

Event

Participating Agency

January 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

National Park Service

Fish & Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

US Forest Service

April 22 - 26

National Park Week

National Park Service

June 8

Great Outdoors Day

US Forest Service

August 25

National Park Service Birthday

National Park Service

September 28

National Public Lands Day

National Park Service

Fish & Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Reclamation

US Forest Service

October 13

National Wildlife Refuge Day

Fish & Wildlife Service

November 9 - 11

Veterans Day weekend

National Park Service

Fish & Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Reclamation

US Forest Service



Did You Know?

boxwork

Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world and has an amazing amount of a rare cave formation called boxwork. More...