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    Wind Cave

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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

The passes described below are available in person at the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center. To obtain the pass through the Internet please visit America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass website.

Be aware that there is no entrance fee for Wind Cave National Park and that the Annual Pass and Volunteer Pass do not provide free admittance or discounted admittance to guided cave tours.

The Senior Pass and Access Pass do provide a 50% discount for all guided tours of Wind Cave, but for the pass holder only.

 
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass - $80

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a full year from month of purchase. The Annual Pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The pass is non-transferable and does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. Be aware that there is no entrance fee for Wind Cave National Park and that the Annual Pass does not provide free admittance or discounted admittance to guided cave tours.

The Annual Pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet here. NEW! US military and their dependents may qualify for a FREE Annual Pass.Learn more!

 
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass - $10

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and over. The pass provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The Senior Pass provides a 50% discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as cave tours, camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some areas where Expanded Amenity Fees (such as cave tours) are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50% price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The Senior Pass provides a 50% discount for all guided tours of Wind Cave, for the pass holder only.

 
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass - Free

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income, or Supplemental Security Income; or a document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The Access Pass provides a 50% discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as cave tours, camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some areas where Expanded Amenity Fees (such as cave tours) are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50% price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The Access Pass provides a 50% discount for all guided tours of Wind Cave, for the pass holder only.

 
America the Beautiful Federal Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass - Free

Volunteers who acquire 500 service hours on a cumulative basis are eligible for this pass. It provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a full year from month of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. Be aware that there is no entrance fee for Wind Cave National Park and that the Volunteer Pass does not provide free admittance or discounted admittance to guided cave tours.

Contact us by phone at 605-745-4600 to learn about volunteer opportunities in Wind Cave National Park or click here for more information..

 
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.
For more information about the pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, please click here.
Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the passes may be found at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

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boxwork

Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world and has an amazing amount of a rare cave formation called boxwork. More...