• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

2008 News Releases

December 11, 2008
'Black Holes' on Park Roads a Risk for Drivers
Winter driving conditions, poor visibility, and high speeds are creating hazardous driving conditions at Wind Cave National Park. Adding to the deadly mix is the chance of encountering two-thousand pound bison lying or walking along the roadway.

December 10, 2008
Annual Christmas Bird Count and Holiday Open House Mark the Season at Wind Cave National Park
Holiday events at Wind Cave National Park begin with the annual Christmas bird count on Sunday, December 14, followed by the park’s holiday open house on Wednesday, December 17.

November 13, 2008
Wind Cave National Park Dusts to Prevent the Spread of Plague
Wind Cave National Park recently completed dusting 1,100 acres of prairie dog burrows in an attempt to prevent the introduction of sylvatic plague into the park.

October 30, 2008
Wind Cave and Jewel Cave Honor Military Personnel With Free Tours on Veterans Day
Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours to military veterans and current military personnel and their families on Tuesday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

October 16, 2008
Ferret Population Growing at Wind Cave National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 09, 2008
Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department Receives $20,000 Grant from Wind Cave National Park
Firefighters with the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department will have improved communications during fires thanks to a Rural Fire Assistance Program grant of $20,000 received from Wind Cave National Park.

October 03, 2008
Dan Roddy Wins Natural Resource Management Award
Dan Roddy, Wind Cave National Park’s biologist, was recently presented the National Park Service’s Midwest Region Natural Resource Management Award.

October 01, 2008
Wind Cave National Park Plans Fall Prescribed Fire
Depending on fuel and weather conditions, park management plans to conduct a 93-acre prescribed fire this fall. The project area surrounds the Elk Mountain Campground, and it could be burned as early as this weekend.

September 19, 2008
Free Entrance and Tours at Area National Parks the Weekend of September 27 and 28
All cave tours and programs at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park, along with entrance to Devils Tower National Monument and Badlands National Park, will be free to the public on Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28.

September 18, 2008
Wind Cave Begins Tenth Year of Elk Surveillance
No abstract supplied.

September 04, 2008
Elk Bugling Programs Begin at Wind Cave National Park
Listening for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk is the subject of ranger programs this September at Wind Cave National Park.

July 16, 2008
Milwaukee Family the Sixth-Millionth Visitors through Wind Cave
One hundred and five years in the making, Bree and his family became Wind Cave’s sixth-millionth visitor Wednesday, July 16.

July 09, 2008
Wind Cave Plans Open Houses for Draft Elk Management Plan
Wind Cave National Park is hosting informal open houses across the state the week of July 21 soliciting comments on a draft elk management plan/environmental impact statement (EIS) written to manage elk using the park.

June 20, 2008
Wind Cave Seeks Comments on Draft Elk Management Plan
Wind Cave National Park is soliciting comments on a draft elk management plan/environmental impact statement (EIS) written to manage the park’s elk population.

June 12, 2008
A New Look at Wind Cave as Summer Ranger Programs Begin
Visitors along the Fairgrounds Tour Route will view Wind Cave in a new light this summer thanks to a new lighting system.

April 07, 2008
Wind Cave Celebrates National Jr. Ranger Day with Black-footed Ferret Activities
Visitors to Wind Cave National Park on Saturday, April 26, will be able to view a live black-footed ferret and partake in special activities as part of National Junior Ranger Day.

February 29, 2008
Wind Cave National Park Announces Positions for 2008 Summer Season
Wind Cave National Park is currently seeking applicants for a variety of positions for the 2008 summer season.

January 31, 2008
Wind Cave National Park Elk Study Continues
Forty-five GPS (Global Positioning System) radio collars were recently placed on elk in Wind Cave National Park as part of the fourth year of an on-going study to learn about elk movement patterns in the Southern Black Hills.

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.