• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Trip Reports

Bob Kobza in Southern Comfort

Caver in Southern Comfort

Photo by Art Palmer

Wind Cave is mostly explored by cavers who are members of various caving clubs or grottos affiliated with the National Speleological Society. Each off-trail trip into the cave chronicles the explorers discoveries in Wind Cave.

By selecting one of the years listed below, you can follow the exploration of Wind Cave as cavers discover more of the passageways hidden beneath the prairie world of Wind Cave National Park.


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.