Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides, and an array of wildlife such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs welcome visitors to one of our country s oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Secreted beneath is one of the world s longest caves, Wind Cave. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this complex labyrinth of passages contains a unique formation boxwork.

Wind Cave National Park Info


Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota GFP Seek Volunteers to help Reduce Elk Population in the Park

The National Park Service (NPS), working with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), is again seeking skilled volunteers to reduce its elk herd at Wind Cave National Park (Wind Cave) to help address the high rate of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the park.

Adventures in Nature Program Begins January 7 at Wind Cave

Wind Cave National Park staff invite you and your children to explore the natural world by taking part in Adventures in Nature programs. These free, interactive programs are offered at the park visitor center every other Tuesday beginning January 7 through March 31.

Wind Cave National Park is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Wind Cave National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of noon on March 18, the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center is closed until further notice.

Wind Cave National Park Photos

CottontailBunny

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_VM_2852 - Coyote hunting for prairie dogs.

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_VM_2852 - Coyote hunting for prairie dogs.

This coyote is working his way through a black-tailed prairie dog town looking for a meal. Wind cave National Park, South Dakota.

_VM_6904 - American badger.

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_VM_6904 - American badger.

This badger was hunting for black-tailed prairie dogs in Wind Cave National Park.

It ducked into a prairie dog burrow as I approached and is looking at me after he reemerged a while later.

A few minutes after this he spotted a coyote heading in our direction about forty yards away and went back under ground.

_VM_7677 - Thirsty coyote.

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_VM_7677 - Thirsty coyote.

This coyote went to get a drink a few minutes after he finished eating a black-tailed prairie dog caught in their nearby town. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

_VM_2703 - Coyote.

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_VM_2703 - Coyote.

This coyote is working his way through a black-tailed prairie dog town in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

_VM_3569 - A coyote hunting.

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_VM_3569 - A coyote hunting.

This coyote was jogging through a prairie dog town. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

Wind Cave National Park

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US385 North Wind Cave NP - Buffalo Are Dangerous

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US385 North Wind Cave NP - Buffalo Are Dangerous

Prarie Dogs at Wind Cave NP

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Prarie Dogs at Wind Cave NP

Wind Cave NP - Hills to the East 3

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Wind Cave NP - Hills to the East 3

US385 North Sign at SD87

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US385 North Sign at SD87

Concerned Prarie Dog at Wind Cave NP

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Concerned Prarie Dog at Wind Cave NP

SD87 Sign - Black Background

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SD87 Sign - Black Background

Wind Cave NP - Hills to the East 2

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Wind Cave NP - Hills to the East 2

Wind Cave NP - Hills to the East

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Wind Cave NP - Hills to the East

SD87 North Sign - Green Background

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SD87 North Sign - Green Background

Prarie Dog at Wind Cave NP

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Prarie Dog at Wind Cave NP

US385 North Wind Cave NP - Curve Left

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US385 North Wind Cave NP - Curve Left

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota