Here is a current list of our partner’s updates regarding the current health emergency

Wind Cave National Park

March 27, 2020: visitor center, bathrooms, and campground are closed until further notice

Trails remain open

https://www.nps.gov/wica/index.htm

Jewel Cave National Monument

March 19, 2020: visitor center is closed until further notice

Gate for the visitor center will be open during normal operating hours for trail and bathroom access

https://www.nps.gov/jeca/index.htm

Black Hills National Forest

March 25, 2020: offices remain open, but there is limited access for visitors

All developed recreation sites including campgrounds, rental cabins, picnic areas, fire lookouts, observation points and more will be closed until April 30, at which point they will be reevaluated.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands

March 25, 2020: all district offices and supervisors office are closed until further notice

All developed recreation sites will be closed until further notice

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nebraska

 

****We still want to encourage folks to get outside because of the many physical and mental health benefits BUT please be mindful when you are recreating in our public lands to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Avoid traveling from your local community, and exercise extra caution when taking part in recreational activities. Hospitals and first responders are in high demand and need all the help they can get.