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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park


26611 US Highway 385,
Hot SpringsSD 57747
The first cave to be designated a national park, Wind Cave features the world's largest concentration of rare boxwork formations below ground and a 33,970-acre wildlife sanctuary on the surface. The cave is one of the longest and most complex caves in the world. Located in the southern Black Hills near Hot Springs, the park is home to bison, elk, and other wildlife that roam the rolling prairie grasslands and forested hillsides. Activities include hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, backcountry camping, Junior Ranger programs, and cave tours. Tour tickets may be purchased online in advance. Beginning June 15, 2022, on-site payments for cave tours, campground fees, as well as Interagency Passes at Wind Cave National Park, will be by credit and debit card only. Cash and check payments will no longer be accepted.