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Getting to Wind Cave National Park

Driving to Wind Cave

The main park road of Wind Cave National Park is US-385. The town of Hot Springs is about six miles south of the park boundary. Jewel Cave National Monument and the city of Custer are to the north. SD-87 also enters the park and joins the main park road. Custer State Park is on the way.

Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the visitor center in Wind Cave. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Wind Cave Trail Map.

Flying to Wind Cave

With the exception of Rapid City, Wind Cave is far from airports of any size. Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Wind Cave, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.

Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)

  • Located in Rapid City, South Dakota, 63 miles by car to the Wind Cave Visitor Center
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Denver International Airport (DEN)

  • Located well east of Denver, Colorado, 347 miles by car to the Wind Cave Visitor Center
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