NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
Wind Cave National Park protects two very different worlds - one deep within the earth, the other a sunlit world of many resources. The park is also one of America's first national parks.
The stories of Wind Cave National Park tell the tales of exploring one of the world's longest cave systems, the development of the world's first national park to protect a cave, returning the wildlife to the park's surface world, the work of groups such as the Civilian Conservation Corps to prepare the park for visitors, and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect a mixed-grass prairie ecosytem.
Did You Know?
A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...