• 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.

Donations

Thank you for your interest in supporting Wind Cave National Park. Your donation will enhance the programs and activities to protect park resources and provide visitor services for Wind Cave National Park. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference and we welcome and are grateful for your support. There are several ways of supporting Wind Cave National Park.

The park is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating directly to the park you may contact the Superintendent by phone at 605-745-4600 or by email. Donations may be sent to: Superintendent, Wind Cave National Park, 26611 U.S. Highway 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747.

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...