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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Wind Cave National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Wind Cave National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of South Dakota and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Wind Cave National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of South Dakota and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Wind Cave National Park Overview

Bison, elk, and other wildlife roam the rolling prairie grasslands and forested hillsides of one of America's oldest national parks. Below the remnant island of intact prairie sits Wind Cave, one of the longest and most complex caves in the world. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this maze of passages is home to boxwork, a unique formation rarely found elsewhere.

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee - $0
There are no fees to drive through or hike in the park. Enjoy!
Garden of Eden Cave Tour Fee - $10
Half price for children 6-16 and for Senior (Golden Age)/Access pass holders. Children 5 and under are free.
Natural Entrance Cave Tour Fee - $12
Half price for children 6-16 and for Senior (Golden Age)/Access pass holders. Children 5 and under are free.
Fairgrounds Cave Tour Fee - $12
Half price for children 6-16 and for Senior (Golden Age)/Access pass holders. Children 5 and under are free.
Candlelight Cave Tour Fee - $12
Half price for children 8*-16 and for Senior (Golden Age)/Access pass holders. Reservations strongly recommended. *Minimum age for Candlelight Tour is 8 years old.
Wild Cave Tour Fee - $30
Half price Senior (Golden Age)/Access pass holders. Minimum age is 17. Reservations are required.