• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Permits

Visitor Overlooking the Backcountry of Wind Cave National Park

Overlooking the Backcountry of Wind Cave National Park

NPS Photo

Backcountry Camping

All backcountry campers must have a backcountry use permit in their possession. These permits are free and can be obtained at the Wind Cave visitor center information desk. Permits help park managers gather information needed to make wise resource management decisions. Because the mission of the park service is to preserve and protect the natural resources, a variety of needs must be considered.

For information about special use photography permits at Wind Cave National Park click here: Filming / Photography Permits

For information about other Special or Commercial Use Permits click here: Special Use Permit Information

Did You Know?

Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...