9/17/2020- Here is a current list of our partner’s updates regarding the current health emergency

Wind Cave National Park

  • BHPFA park store is OPEN as of Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Hours will be: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • All park roads and hiking trails are OPEN
  • Picnic area and vault toilets are OPEN
  • Elk Mountain Campground is OPEN
  • The visitor center is closed until further notice
  • There are no cave tours until further notice due to elevator repairs


Jewel Cave National Monument

  • Visitor Center and BHPFA store are currently open from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
  • Starting Oct. 1 the visitor center will go to winter hours and will only  be open Thursday through Sunday
  • There are no cave tours until further notice due to CDC guidelines


Black Hills National Forest


Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands

  • All district offices are closed to the public
  • For campground information visit: https://www.recreation.gov/
  • The National Grasslands Visitors Center is closed until further notice
  • Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center is closed for the 2020 summer season. Hiking trails are OPEN


To reserve campsites for Black Hills National Forest and Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands please visit https://www.recreation.gov/

For more information about other openings and updates in the Black Hills region, please visit: https://blackhillsvantours.com/monument-closure-updates