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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • 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 »

Current Conditions

Jewel Cave Plans for Construction

There are multiple construction projects planned in 2014. Highway 16 through the monument and the visitor center parking lot are scheduled for improvements beginning in March through the fall months. Travelers may experience some delays due to roadwork. The visitor center parking lot project is planned for construction this spring through early fall. Due to these projects, there are no reservations for cave tours this year. More Information

Did You Know?

A group of three cavers / NPS file photo

Cave explorers at Jewel Cave National Monument always abide by the rule of three: Carry at least 3 independent sources of light, cave with at least 3 people in your group, and maintain 3 points of contact with the rock when climbing.