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Located just 10 miles north of Hot Springs in western South Dakota, Wind Cave National Park is the first cave to be designated as a national park anywhere in the world.

The cave is also currently the sixth-longest in the world, containing 140.47 miles of cave passageways to explore. It’s not all below ground, however, as the park also features the largest remaining natural mixed-grass prairie in the U.S above this cave system.

Bison, elk, buffalo, prairie dogs, and other wildlife can be seen wandering among the prairie, while bats live below the surface within the cave.

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Things to Do in Wind Cave National Park

Those with a spirit of adventure will love Wind Cave National Park, as well as the unique experiences it offers to visitors.

Tour Wind Cave

Understandably, Wind Cave isn’t just the most popular attraction within this park, but it’s also what the entire national park was named after! Therefore, it’d be a missed opportunity to not tour the famous cave while visiting this region.

Ranger-led tours are offered 362 days a year and the Natural Entrance Cave Tour is the most popular of these. It allows guests to enter Wind Cave through a man-made entrance and journey into the middle level of the cave.

Visitors will also love spotting the cave’s famous boxwork throughout their tour, plus they’ll learn the intriguing tale of how the cave was discovered.

For those up for a very strenuous but exhilarating cave tour, the 4-hour Wild Cave Tour is for them.

Other ranger-led tours taking place within Wind Cave include the Fairgrounds Cave Tour (strenuous), Garden of Eden Tour (easy), and Candlelight Tour (strenuous).


There are over 30 miles of hiking trails located above ground and these take visitors through a range of landscapes such as mixed-grass prairie and ponderosa pine forest.

These trails all range from easy to moderate and strenuous, so there’s sure to be a hike suited to all levels of fitness.

Rankin Ridge, for example, is an easy nature trail well-suited to families. It’s one-mile long and allows visitors to enjoy spectacular views from the highest point in the park.

East Bison Flats, on the other hand, is a strenuous but popular hike offering panoramic views of the prairie, Buffalo Gap, and the Black Hills.

A full list of popular hiking trails and destinations can be found on the national park’s website.

Horseback Riding

The national park’s 28,295 acres of sweeping prairie and ponderosa pine forest are perfect spots for horseback riding.

Visitors are allowed to travel with their horses in the national park, however regulations do apply. Those wishing to ride their horse must also get a free permit at the visitor center.


There is one designated campground within Wind Cave National Park, known as Elk Mountain Campground. It’s located on the prairie along the forest’s edge and does contain 25 pull-through sites for those traveling in an RV, however hookups, showers, or dump stations aren’t available at this campground.

Daily rates range from $9 - $18 depending on the season. Visitors holding a Senior or Access Pass, or a Golden Age or Golden Access Pass can receive half-price discounts.

RV Parks Near Wind Cave National Park

For RVers preferring to stay in a campground offering full hookups, or who simply want to park their RV at a privately-run campground nearby, there are plenty of options available.

Hot Springs / Black Hills KOA is just one of these and it’s located less than 22 miles from the national park’s visitor center. It offers a wide range of RV-friendly sites, as well as full hookups, a 24-hour laundry, wi-fi, snack bar, and more.

Custer's Gulch RV Park is another popular choice among those traveling with motorhomes and it’s one of the newest RV parks located in the Black Hills. It contains over 60 full-service sites, showers, flush toilets, dump station, free wi-fi, and more. Rates for RV sites range from $34.00 - $50.00.

Wheels West RV Park & Campground is also a nearby RV-friendly park and it’s located just over 17 miles away from Wind Cave National Park’s entrance. It offers full hookup sites ranging in services from 20 – 50 amps.

Wind Cave National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to South Dakota, there are plenty of Wind Cave National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Wind Cave National Park

Want to rent an RV near Wind Cave National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of South Dakota through RVshare, including rentals within 26.5 miles from Wind Cave National Park’s visitor center.

RV Rental Prices in Wind Cave National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Wind Cave National Park, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Wind Cave National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Wind Cave National Park starting at as little as $43 per night. The total cost of a Wind Cave National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor-in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Wind Cave National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Wind Cave National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Wind Cave National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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