03/12/2021- Here is a current list of our partner’s updates regarding the current health emergency

Wind Cave National Park

  • BHPFA park store is OPEN: Hours will be: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
  • All park roads and hiking trails are OPEN
  • Picnic area and vault toilets are OPEN
  • Elk Mountain Campground is OPEN, limited sites are available. No water available.
  • The visitor center is  OPEN with limited services, bathrooms are available
  • Cave tours have resumed.  3 tours offered daily, limited to 15 spots per tour.


Jewel Cave National Monument

  • The visitor center and BHPFA store are currently OPEN from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Thursday through Sunday
  • There are no cave tours until further notice due to elevator repairs


Scotts Bluff National Monument

  • The visitor center is OPEN
  • Hiking trails are OPEN from sunrise to sunset
  • Summit Road is OPEN from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

  • The visitor center is OPEN, with limited capacity (11 visitors at one time)
  • Restrooms are open to the public
  • The Cook collection and theater remain closed
  • Hiking trails are OPEN from sunrise to sunset


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 2020-2021 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