WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK MAP SOUTH DAKOTA
28,232 acres. Located next to Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park, this National Park has a large system of underground limestone caves. Aboveground are prairie grasslands, forests of ponderosa pine, and a couple of creeks. Wildlife includes bison, elk, pronghorn, and mule deer.
Activities: About 28 miles of trails are available for backpacking or hiking. Included is a 6-mile segment of the 111-mile Centennial Trail (see entry page 260), which begins in this park. Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous. Horseback riding and mountain biking are not permitted in the backcountry.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed in most areas of the park. A backcountry camping permit is required, and may be obtained from the visitor center. Campfires are prohibited, so a stove should be carried for cooking.
For Further Information: Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, SD 57747; (605)745-4600.
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