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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Campground Closed this Spring for Waterline Construction

Construction occuring in the Elk Mountain Campground.
There is no camping available at Wind Cave until a waterline construction project finishes up in May.
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News Release Date: March 12, 2009
Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – The Elk Mountain Campground at Wind Cave National Park is closed this spring for the installation of a new waterline. The construction project began last fall and will be completed by Memorial Day Weekend.  

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.