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.
Deaf / Hearing Loss
Welcome to Wind Cave National Park. We have prepared this information to afford visitors with hearing impairments the opportunity to safely and enjoyably experience the resources of this park.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask a ranger.
Sign-language capable rangers may be available. If you contact the park at least a week before your visit a ranger who can sign may be available.
Scripts of tours may be downloaded below.
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, but special arrangements may be made in advance for visitors with special concerns. The most comprehensive offering of cave tours is available from early June to late August. Fees are charged for all scheduled tours.
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.