Phased Reopening – Some locations closed due to COVID-19.
Due to an elevator construction project, Jewel Cave National Monument is not providing access to the cave at this time. The monument will be rehabilitating the elevators during the off-season and into the spring and early summer months of 2021.
During the off-season, the visitor center, Park Store, surface trails, and picnic areas are open Thursdays through Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT and closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Please be advised that the main entrance gate is closed promptly at 4:30 p.m.; visitors and hikers should plan their day accordingly.
VISITOR CENTER HOURS AND TOUR TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE due to staff availability, inclement weather, emergency situations, construction projects, and/or special events. In the event of inclement weather during the off-season, visitors are advised to contact the visitor center at (605) 673-8300 for updated information.
Winter Schedule – No Cave Tours Due to an elevator construction project, cave access is not available during the off-season and into the spring and early summer months of 2021.
• Monument Hours (Visitor Center, Park Store, Trails and Picnic Areas) - Open Thursdays through Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT
• Jewel Cave Historic Area - Closed for the off-season. Will re-open in the late spring of 2021.
(605) 673-8300 The main phone line connects visitors with staff at the visitor center. Throughout the year, the phone line is monitored by staff on a daily basis, excluding holidays and days with limited visitor services. Please be advised that after-hours messages are not taken on the system; visitors are encouraged to call the visitor center during normal operations and speak with a park ranger for assistance.