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(SD)- Wind Cave Lifts Backcountry Closure

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/05/2017 09:20 AM
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK - Wind Cave National Park has reopened 13 miles of backcountry roads closed 3 weeks ago to protect natural and cultural resources against potential damage from an undisclosed group that park officials said may have been looking to set up a long-term camp.

      Chief of Interpretation Tom Farrell says the temporary closure on parts of roads NPS 5 and NPS 6 and the surrounding backcountry area was lifted because other less-restrictive protective measures have been implemented.  

    Farrell also says [eriodic closures remain possible throughout winter for visitor safety during hazardous road conditions.

      The Wind  Cave National Park visitor center is in its winter hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 with cave tours at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. It will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. 


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