Laws & Policies

patrol vehicle on a gravel road
Park rangers patrolling a backcountry road.

NPS Photo

Park Rules and Regulations:

National Park Service rules and regulations are found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Additional Park Specific Rules and Regulations for Wind Cave National Park are found in the Superintendent's Compendium.

The flying and operating of any unmanned aircraft (i.e. drones) within Wind Cave National Park is prohibited under 36 CFR 1.5.

As of February 22, 2010, new rules concerning the carrying of firearms went into effect on all National Park areas. Please see the link below for specific information.

Firearms Policy

For questions related to this new federal law see National Parks and Firearms FAQ.

Follow the link below for information on current closures within the park
Closure Orders.

Last updated: June 23, 2020

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26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


(605) 745-4600

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