• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Ice Stream Room

Warren Netherton investigates the Ice Stream flowstone
Warren Netherton investigates the Ice Stream flowstone
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
There is a small, pure white flowstone deposit like a small stream flowing across this room. Discovered by Warren Netherton, Jim Pisarowicz, and Karen Rosga on June 9, 1984.

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.