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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News

Wind Cave National Park and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Seek Volunteers 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.

Wind Cave National Park Prepares for Prescribed Burn

Planning is underway to burn 676 acres of land surrounding the park’s developed area this fall and 669 acres adjacent to the Elk Mountain Campground next spring. The fall burn could occur as early as the week of October 1st.

Tours of the Sanson Ranch and Buffalo Jump Offered This Summer at Wind Cave National Park

Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be offering tours of the Sanson Ranch and Buffalo Jump on Saturdays, beginning July 21 through August 11.

Wind Cave National Park Photos

Flowers on Display (Wind Cave National Park)

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Flowers on Display (Wind Cave National Park)

One of the first things I came across just outside the elevator exit at the end of the Natural Entrance Cave Tour in Wind Cave National Park. I then worked angles and the focal length to capture as much of these plants in the image as well as in focus.

Groves of Trees Along While Walking Along the Wind Cave Canyon Trail (Wind Cave National Park)

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Groves of Trees Along While Walking Along the Wind Cave Canyon Trail (Wind Cave National Park)

Here I focused on this one grove, allowing it to to fill the image as much as I could while allowing the rest to "spill out" over the image edge. The idea I had was to look ahead through the trees, not to stand wide eye along this trail setting.

Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Pegmatite Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Pegmatite Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

Prairie Vista Trail Wind Cave National Park South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park

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Rankin Ridge Trail Wind Cave National Park