• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Calcite Jungle

Calcite Jungle
Calcite Jungle
NPS Photo by Dave Hobbs

Originally the name of an area below Boxwork Chimney. First found by Dave Schnute and Herb and Jan Conn on August 20, 1964, this name is now loosely applied to all lower level passages. The name refers to the thick calcite coatings common to the lower level of the two dimensional mazes in Wind Cave. Resurveyed by Don Coons and Andy Flurkey on July 14, 1973.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.