There are several ranger-led programs available at Wind Cave National Park  during the summer months. Times and hours vary so be sure to check with the visitors center to determine the what, where, and when of activities occurring during your visit.
The Prairie Hike is a two-mile hike that begins at the visitors center. Bring water and wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes. During the course of the hike, you’ll learn about the varied habitats of the park and about the plants and animals that inhabit them.
The Evening Hike is an interesting night-time visit to a prairie dog town. The hope is that participants will get to see the endangered black footed ferret. Hikers meet at the amphitheater, located at the Elk Mountain Campground, and then drive to a nearby site. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wear hiking boots.
Evening Campfire Programs take place most every evening at the Elk Mountain Campground amphitheater. Rangers and interpreters present 45-minute programs that range in topic from wildlife, plants, cave exploration, history, geology, or astronomy.
Children up to age 12 may enjoy participating in the Junior Ranger Program. Junior Ranger booklets are available at the park bookstore and contain activities designed to help kids understand the park’s ecosystem, the cave, and local animals. On Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer, Junior Ranger hikes leave at 9 a.m. from the visitors center. Participants who complete the activities receive a Junior Ranger badge.
Throughout the day, rangers present Discovery Activity Programs. These programs are given at the visitors center. Topics vary and demonstrations and presentations may include discussions of local wildlife, plants, geology, area history, and cave surveying.