Even though there is a windsock, which often indicates a nearby landing strip for planes, there is no runway at Wingsprings. So you can come by helicopter (two visitors arrived this way in 2019) or some form of ground transportation (ATVs, motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses and even horses have been used so far).

Driving from Martin

Take Highway 18 east approximately 8.2 miles to Mile Marker 157.

Driving from Kadoka

Take Highway 73 south to its junction with Highway 18. Turn right, or west, on Highway 18 and proceed 4 miles to Mile Marker 157.

Driving from Mission

Take Highway 18 west to Mile Marker 157.

When you do visit, you are invited and warmly encouraged to bring a rock to add to the Wingsprings cairn. The bigger the rock the better. This cairn is on the Wingsprings west-east axis, a little west of the windsock.

When you arrive at Mile Marker 157, turn north on 226th Avenue, a gravel road. Proceed 2.5 miles north


From the approach to the gate you can see the windsock a little ways into the pasture on the other side of the fence. Go through the gate (then be sure to shut it if it was open) and follow the graded road for about a mile. 


(you will pass 288th Street and a farmstead on your right side, but if you reach 286th Street you have gone half a mile too far) to a wire gate on your left, or west, side.