Caution - Roadwork to begin on Highway 16
Construction projects along highway 16 through the Monument are planned during this spring season. The Jewel Cave visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and closed on weekends through late March and possibly mid-April. More »
Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA)
The BHPFA is the non-profit cooperating arm of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, South Dakota Game Fish & Parks, and National Grasslands operating sales outlets in 14 locations throughout the Black Hills and the Nebraska Panhandle. Purchases from these sites support interpretive programming. The bookstore located in the Jewel Cave Visitor Center offers a variety of interpretive materials about Jewel Cave, the Black Hills, and the people who settled and live here. All purchases help support interpretive programming at Jewel Cave NM including: visitor center exhibits, internship programs, Jr. Ranger program, and ranger-led programs for visitors.
You can also support the park by becoming a member of BHPFA. Membership dues are $29.95 annually and benefits include 15% discount on all bookstore purchases as well as discounts at participating Cooperating Association stores across the country. Purchases of bookstore items can also be made online by visiting our website – www.blackhillsparks.org.
Did You Know?
Due to changes in barometric pressure, strong winds blow through Jewel Cave’s passages miles from the natural entrance. Areas in the cave where the wind is exceptionally strong or loud have names like Hurricane Corner, Whistle Stop, Exhaust Pipe, Humdinger, and Drafty Maneuver.