Elk Mountain Campground Closed
The Elk Mountain Campground is closed and will remain closed through the summer of 2013 due to across the board budget cuts.
1959 NSS Expedition to Wind Cave Preliminary Geology Report
George H. Deike, III - Staff Geologist
The geology of Wind Cave is complex and different in many respects from limestone caves of other areas. Limitations on time and lack of suitable cave maps prevented the staff from obtaining a complete picture of the geology, but sufficient groundwork has been laid for a number of detailed studies in the future. Since this work is of a preliminary nature, no attempt will be made here to fit the data into the framework of existing literature or to draw detailed conclusions. The sections of this report list many of the observations made. In general, we have attempted to build from the excellent earlier report by Tullis and Gries (1938).
Did You Know?
Lewis and Clark, while on their journey up the Missouri River in 1804, noted that this "wild dog of the prairie...appears here in infinite numbers." More...