NPS, G. Wagner
Pipestone National Monument has a variety of ecosystems and is generally wet during the springtime. These conditions allow for the presence and reproductive success of several species of amphibians. The temporary pools created by the quartzite outcroppings as well as several small ephemeral wetlands provide suitable habitat for the following species at the Monument:
Did You Know?
Pipestone is located about 12-17 feet below the ground, between layers of quartzite rock. Only hand tools are used to quarry the stone at Pipestone National Monument. More...