Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16 - Expect Delays
Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are planned during this spring season. The visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and closed on weekends through April. No reservations for cave tours. More »
09/28/2013Location: 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.