Wind Cave National Park News
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Holiday events mark the season at Wind Cave National Park
November 30, 2023 | 1:27 pm
Holiday events this year at Wind Cave National Park begin Wednesday, December 13, with the park’s holiday open house, followed by the park’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 17.
Wind Cave elevators repaired ahead of Native Americans’ Day
October 4, 2023 | 9:33 am
Cave tours at Wind Cave National Park are resuming Wednesday, October 4, ahead of the upcoming three-day weekend, which will culminate in the park’s Native Americans’ Day celebration Monday, October 9.
Wind Cave celebrates Native Americans’ Day with art show, speakers, sculpture dedication, hoop dancing and food
September 21, 2023 | 1:23 pm
How does the way we are raised impact our self-expression? This Native Americans' Day, Monday, October 9, Wind Cave explores this question within the theme "Culture Through Art: A Celebration of Native American Expression."
Elk bugling programs offered this fall at Wind Cave National Park
September 1, 2023 | 12:15 pm
Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be leading programs mid-September through early October to listen for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk.
After 55 summers, Wind Cave ranger hangs up his hat
August 22, 2023 | 3:15 pm
Seasonal park ranger Don Frankfort is retiring after working 55 summers at Wind Cave National Park. He began his ranger career in 1967, and since then he estimates he led more than 100,000 people through the cave.
Tourism to Wind Cave National Park contributes $52.7 million to local economy
August 22, 2023 | 11:36 am
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 607,418 visitors to Wind Cave National Park in 2022 spent $52.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 741 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $75 million.
Wind Cave tours canceled due to elevator repairs
August 8, 2023 | 4:13 pm
Cave tours at Wind Cave National Park have been suspended pending elevator repairs. Replacement parts are on order and tours could resume in early September.
Fire crews mopping up small fire in Wind Cave National Park
July 25, 2023 | 10:14 am
Fire crews are mopping up a lightning-caused fire in the central section of Wind Cave National Park. The fire was reported at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, and crews were immediately dispatched to begin suppression efforts.
Backcountry road closing for maintenance at Wind Cave National Park
July 21, 2023 | 4:09 pm
Maintenance crews at Wind Cave National Park will be working on Red Valley Road, also known as NPS 6, beginning July 31 and continuing at least through August 11.
Missing horse found alive in Wind Cave National Park
May 9, 2023 | 12:51 pm
The horse missing in Wind Cave National Park since last Tuesday, May 2, was found earlier today walking along Highway 385 near the Wind Cave Canyon Trailhead.