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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16 - Expect Delays

    Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are planned during the summer. The visitor center is open daily with tours scheduled throughout the day. Come early, pm tours are usually full. No reservations for cave tours.

  • Highway 16 construction near Jewel Cave entrance

    Construction of Highway 16 through Jewel Cave National Monument is progressing on schedule. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the construction zone. Visitors to Jewel Cave should plan extra travel time and come early in the day. More »

  • The parking lot at Jewel Cave takes shape

    Jewel Cave's parking lot project is on schedule for completion by September 30. The patio area outside the visitor center is planned for work in August. Signage along a service road and staff assistance will help guide visitors to the visitor center. More »

Event Details

  • 09/28/2013

    Location: Visitor Center Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is an event geared toward engaging park visitors to serve as volunteers for a day.  Jewel Cave National Monument celebrates the event by offering an assortment of service projects.  Aimed at youth, families, and organized groups, interested volunteers can spend three hours to an entire day working at a National Park Service site.  Volunteers that work at least three hours at Jewel Cave earn a coupon for one free entrance to any participating public land across the country.  This coupon is valid for one year.

Specific project information is made available each year shortly after Labor Day weekend.  Interested volunteers are encouraged to contact the visitor center at 605-673-8300 to make reservations.

FYI - Did you know that the first NPLD occurred in 1994 with only three sites and 700 volunteers?  In 2012, over 175,000 volunteers offered their service at 2206 different public lands sites.