Things To Do

PLEASE NOTE: Tours of Wind Cave have been suspended indefinitely as of June 29, 2019. Check the Alerts page for the status of cave tours.

There's lots to see and do at Wind Cave National Park, even without setting foot in the cave. The links below are just a few of the ways to explore and enjoy the park.
 
a ranger shines light in the cave

Tour Wind Cave

Find tour descriptions and times.

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Hiking

Explore the forest and prairie with over 30 miles of trail to choose from.

A ranger points in the distance as visitors look on.

Watching Wildlife

Learn how to best observe the park's diverse wildlife.

A ranger showing a group of kids an animal skull on the front lawn of the visitor center.

Become a Junior Ranger

Wind Cave National Park offers many different opportunities for kids of all ages.

A road snakes into the distance surrounded by green prairie.

Geology Driving Tour

See a slice of Black Hills geology along the geology driving tour at Wind Cave National Park

A hiker with a large backpack hiking through a green meadow.

Back-country Camping

Back-country camping requires a free permit obtained at the visitor center.

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Bird Watching

Find the best places to watch birds in the park.

Last updated: July 21, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Phone:

(605) 745-4600

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