• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

2009 News Releases

December 05, 2009
Elk Management Plan Approved for Wind Cave National Park
No abstract supplied.

December 03, 2009
Christmas Bird Count Planned for December 13 at Wind Cave
Wind Cave National Park is seeking volunteers for their annual Christmas Bird Count planned for Sunday, December 13.

November 19, 2009
Visitor Center Renovation Project Begins at Wind Cave National Park
The sounds of hammers and electric saws fill the air as a $1.4 million renovation project begins in the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center.

November 17, 2009
Wind Cave National Park Bison Arrive in Mexico
Twenty-three bison from Wind Cave National Park will soon be roaming the prairie of their new home in northern Mexico.

November 07, 2009
Wind Cave National Park will offer Free Cave Tours on Veterans Day
Wind Cave will offer free cave tours at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Wednesday November 11th, 2009. Visitors will walk along the Garden of Eden Tour route and view boxwork formations for which the cave is famous. This 1/4-mile tour is moderately strenuous with approximately 150 steps and lasts one hour. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cave temperature is approximately 53 ºF. A light coat or sweater and sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

October 29, 2009
Wind Cave National Park Aids Mexico Bison Reintroduction Effort
Twenty-three bison from the mixed-grass prairie of Wind Cave National Park will soon be on their way to the high desert of Mexico.

September 24, 2009
Air Quality Specialists Gather at Wind Cave National Park
Air quality specialists from around the nation met recently at Wind Cave National Park as part of an annual meeting to share information about protecting visibility in Class I areas.

September 14, 2009
Wind Cave Celebrates National Public Lands Day
No abstract supplied.

September 10, 2009
Elk Bugling Programs Offered at Wind Cave National Park
Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be leading programs this September to listen for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk.

August 27, 2009
Park Prepares for Fall Prescribed Fire
Fire crews are busy laying hose and constructing mow lines in preparation for a 617-acre prescribed fire planned this fall in Wind Cave National Park.

July 09, 2009
Wind Cave Begins Night Hikes Looking for Ferrets
Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be offering special night hikes this summer in hopes of seeing a black-footed ferret, the rarest animal in North America.

June 10, 2009
Free Tours Offered Three Weekends this Summer at Wind Cave
Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be offering free tours of the Natural Entrance, Garden of Eden, and Fairgrounds on the weekends of June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16.

May 21, 2009
Campground Opens as Rangers Prepare for Summer Programs
After a six-month project to install new water lines, the Elk Mountain Campground at Wind Cave National Park is reopening Friday, May 22.

April 24, 2009
Park Plans Spring Prescribed Fire
Officials at Wind Cave National Park plan to burn 617 acres west of the park’s visitor center this spring if weather and fuel conditions are within acceptable ranges.

March 12, 2009
Campground Closed this Spring for Waterline Construction
The Elk Mountain Campground at Wind Cave National Park is closed this spring for the installation of a new waterline.

January 15, 2009
Wind Cave Offers Nature Programs for Youngsters, Walks for Adults
Staff at Wind Cave National Park this spring will be offering two new types of programs, one designed for youngsters and another for adults. Each will be starting later this month and run into April.

January 12, 2009
Higher Visitation and Fewer Accidents Highlight 2008 at Wind Cave National Park
Visitation at Wind Cave National Park was up 6% in 2008.

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.