• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wild Cave Tour

Caving in Wind Cave

Caving in Wind Cave

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Explore the cave away from the developed trails.

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Tour is only available during the summer months.

Scheduled Tours

Features

  • On this 4 hour tour visitors will be introduced to basic, safe caving.
  • Wear old clothes and gloves, as much of the trip will be crawling.
  • Long pants, long sleeved shirts and sturdy, lace up boots or shoes with non-slip soles are required.
  • Clothing worn on the Jewel Cave Wild Cave Tour are not permitted in Wind Cave.
  • The park provides hard hats, lights and kneepads.
  • This tour is limited to 10 people and the minimum age is 16.
  • We require a signed consent form for those 17 and under. (Release Form)
  • Please do not bring jewelry, watches and other valuables on the tour.
  • Reservations are required. We begin taking reservations one month before the tour.
  • Reservations may only be made by telephone - (605) 745-4600.
 

Fees*

Age 16-61

$30.00

Senior or Golden Age/Access Passholders*

$15.00

Under 16

Not Allowed

*Interagency Annual Park Passes are not applicable for these fees.

Some rooms seen on this tour:

Muddle Room | Ripple Marks

Safety and Conservation

Cave trails are dimly lighted and trail surfaces may be uneven, wet and slippery. Some of the cave ceilings are low, requiring some bending or stooping. Tours are moderately strenuous.

PERSONS WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR OTHER PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS SHOULD RECONSIDER.

Wear low-heeled walking shoes with non-slip soles. Do not wear sandals or shoes with leather or hard composition soles. A light jacket or sweater is recommended as the cave is 53° F [11° C].

For the protection of the cave, please do not touch the cave, remove cave rocks or formations, or step off the trail. Photography is not permitted on this tour. Please stay with the tour group.

There are no restrooms in the cave. Pets are not permitted in the cave.

PLEASE NO EATING, DRINKING, SMOKING, OR CHEWING GUM OR TOBACCO WHILE ON TOUR.

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