Doing Business With The Park

Below is information about Special Use Permits, insurance requirements, and a description about what activities require a permit. For more information please call the park at 605-745-4600 or write to:

Special Use Coordinator
Wind Cave National Park
26611 US Hwy 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

For information about Special Use Permits for Photography or Filming, please e-mail us.


Filming and Photography Permit and Information
Commercial Use Authorization Application

General Information about Special Use Permits
WHO MUST APPLY: This document provides the regulations and procedures necessary to apply for a permit to conduct activities anywhere within the boundaries of Wind Cave National Park that are normally prohibited. A list of activities that require a permit may be found here.
Operating a commercial activity within the park without authorization is a violation of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36, Part 1, Section 6.

Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs)

CUA processing fee varies depending on activity. The following activities are authorized with a valid CUA: Hiking, backpacking, photography workshops, stock use, fishing, vending or food services.


Last updated: November 10, 2020

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Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


(605) 745-4600

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