6/24/2020- 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-4:00 pm
  • All park roads and hiking trails are OPEN
  • Picnic area and vault toilets are OPEN
  • Elk Mountain Campground is partially OPEN Loops A + B are open, C+D remain closed
  • 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 will OPEN Monday, June 29, 2020, Hours will be:  8:00am-5:30 pm
  • The gate for the visitor center will be open during normal operating hours for trail and bathroom access
  • There are no cave tours until further notice due to CDC guidelines


Black Hills National Forest

  • Recreational trails are OPEN- see website for weather closures
  • District Offices are available to the public by appointment only- (605) 673-9200
  • Most campgrounds are open with limited facilities
  • Vault toilets at day-use areas remain closed
  • Motor Vehicle Use permits can be purchased at the Black Hills & Badlands Visitor Center- https://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/store/permits-passes
  • The Pactola Lake Visitor Center is closed for the 2020 season


Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands

  • All developed campgrounds and recreation sites are now OPEN
  • 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