Updated 06/18/2021

Wind Cave National Park

  • BHPFA park store and visitor center are OPEN daily from 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Cave tours have resumed. Limited spots available, tour tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the tour.
  • All park roads and hiking trails are OPEN
  • Picnic area and vault toilets are OPEN
  • Elk Mountain Campground is OPEN, limited sites are available.


Jewel Cave National Monument

  • The visitor center and BHPFA store are OPEN daily from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
  • Hiking trails are OPEN
  • Limited walk in cave tours are available, tour tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the tour
  • Jewel Cave NM is only accepting credit cards for tour ticket purchases


Scotts Bluff National Monument

  • Grounds, Trails and Picnic Area are OPEN daily sunrise to sunset
  • Visitor Center is OPEN daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Summit Road is OPEN daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, conditions permitting. All vehicles must be off of the road by 6:00 pm.


Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

  • The visitor center is OPEN from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Restrooms are OPEN to the public
  • The Cook Collection is OPEN
  • Hiking trails are OPEN from sunrise to sunset


Black Hills National Forest


Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands

  • All district offices are closed to the public EXCEPT the Bessey office
  • The Bessey district office is OPEN Monday- Friday, from 8:00am to 5pm
  • For campground information visit: https://www.recreation.gov/
  • Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center is closed for the 2020-2021 season. Hiking trails are OPEN


The National Grassland Visitor Center

  • Is OPEN daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • June 18- Labor Day

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