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.
Abstract - Ages of Ponderosa Pine in Relation to Presumed Fire History in Wind Cave National Park
Fritz, Randall J. 1982. Ages of Ponderosa Pine in Relation to Presumed Fire History in Wind Cave National Park. 5 p.
I cored several ponderosa pine trees in Wind Cave National Park to investigate the hypothesis that older individuals grow primarily in areas which have been relatively protected from wild fires. Such areas include rocky ridgetops and moist ravines.
Did You Know?
Elk were the most widely distributed member of the deer family in North America and spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Mexico to northern Alberta. Elk began to disappear in the eastern United States in the early 1800s. More...