Wind Cave National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
28,295 acres
Annual Visitation
529,083 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
January 9, 1903
Entrance Fee
None, but fees to tour cave
Time Zone
Mountain
Lowest Elevation
3,559 feet at Beaver Creek
Highest Elevation
5,013 feet at Rankin Ridge
Lowest Average Temp
10F in January
Record Low Temp
-32F in 1996
Highest Average Temp
84F in July
Record High Temp
102F in 2002
Our Last Visit
August 2007

Park Contact Information

Wind Cave National Park
26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Info at (605) 745-4600
Fax to (605) 745-4207 (Fax)

Park Creation Timeline

1903
On January 9, 1903 Wind Cave National Park is created


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