Caution - Parking Lot at Jewel Cave is under construction
The parking lot project is on schedule for completion this fall. There is limited RV parking. The stairs and wheelchair ramp to the visitor center are also under construction. Signage along a service road will help guide visitors to the visitor center. More »
MEMS / CFP Plans
This Modified Environmental Management System (MEMS) / Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Plan 2013 was developed by Jewel Cave National Monument's "Green Team", whose role is to guide sustainability projects, encourage green practices, and educate the staff and public. The Green Team sets annual sustainability goals and reports progress to park management.
Laws and Policies
Superintendent's Compendium - August 2014 (419KB.pdf) - Specific regulations of Jewel Cave National Monument established under the discretionary authority of the Park Superintendent.
National Park Service Plans
NPS Climate Change Action Plan – December 2012 (4.9 MB.pdf) – The NPS Climate Change Action Plan provides guidance to site managers and staff to meet the challenges of a changing climate today and into the future. It articulates a set of high-priority actions the NPS is currently undertaking, or is committed to undertake, in the next few years. It also acknowledges how changing social and environmental conditions will cause the agency to consider new approaches for managing and protecting the nation’s natural and cultural heritage. Most importantly, it encourages participation, innovation, and full engagement at all levels of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Jewel Cave National Monument is home to nine bat species, including the rare Townsend’s big-eared bat. Some bats that roost outside in the summer hibernate in the cave during winter.