Fees and permits There are no fees to
drive through or hike in the park. There are fees associated with
visiting the cave or camping in the park's campground. There are
five cave tours, costing $7-25/adult and $3.50-4.50/child.
Wind Cave National Park is a national park of the
United States located in the state of South Dakota. It has some of
the longest and most complex caves in the world and also protects
11,450 hectares of meadows and coniferous forests. The caves are
known for their particular formations of calcite that resemble a
honeycomb. The meadow is a refuge for wildlife composed mainly of
moose bison, deer, coyotes and prairie dogs. Wind Cave National Park
was first protected in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, being
the seventh national park in the USA. and the first cave designated
as a national park anywhere in the World. The cavity is the sixth
longest in the world, with 226 km explored. Wind Cave National Park
also protects, above the caves, the largest mixed-grass prairie in
the United States. The meadow is a refuge for wildlife including
bison, moose, deer, pronghorns, coyotes, prairie dogs and raccoons.
Camping Elk Mountain Campground. With 75
campsites, is located one mile from the visitor center; fee
$12/night/site during high-use months, $6/night/site other times,
50% discount with Park Pass. Campsites are basic, with running water
during high-use periods but not year-round.