• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Trees - Bur Oak

Bur Oak - Quercus macrocarpa
Bur Oak - Quercus macrocarpa
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The Bur Oak is the only native oak in the Black Hills. Squirrels, tuckeys, and deer make heavy use of the Bur Oak's acorns. American Indians often ground acorn meats into a meal to make bread or soup.

Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.