Friends Of Wind Cave NP

Projects and Dreams

PROJECTS & DREAMS Friends of Wind Cave National Park will apply incoming revenues, unless specifically designated for other projects, to the improvement and preservation of the recently acquired  Sanson Ranch addition and for the upgrading of exhibits at the park visitor center. FOWC will promote participation in “citizen science” opportunities, such as assisting in park […]

Sanson Ranch Introduced to the Public

Friends of Wind Cave National Park hosted the Sanson Ranch Celebration on July 7, 2012.  The event provided participants the chance to  experience the newest addition to Wind Cave National Park, the 5556 acre acquisiton of the Sanson Ranch. Park personnel were on hand at the homestead era ranch to share various alternatives (still under […]

Partnership Article in SD Public Broadcasting for all other livestreams mySDPB Partnerships pay off in rebuilding Wind Cave road to Sanson Ranch and Buffalo Jump, a place you have to see by  Kevin Woster • Published on June 25, 2019 • Last modified on October 9, 2019 Building a highway to some place special ON THE OTHER HAND It used to be a bumpy […]

Friends and Supporters

Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your keen interest in Wind Cave National Park, a small and oft-time overlooked treasure of this Nation’s National Park system. Please check out our Membership page. Friends of Wind Cave National Park, authorized as a 501-c-3 charitable non-profit organization, can legally function as the conduit for public support of the […]

Leigh Welling, Superintendent of Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave Superintendent Leigh Welling Selected as Superintendent of Wind Cave National Park Omaha, Neb. – National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Herbert C. Frost announced the selection of Leigh Welling as the new superintendent of Wind Cave National Park located in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Welling will began serving in the position November 8, 2020. “I am pleased […]

Most photographed cave in the country?

The Most-Photographed Cave In The Country Is Right Here In South Dakota By Annie|Published February 16, 2021 If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting South Dakota’s Wind Cave, you know that it is a must-see with its many intricate boxworks, passages, and rooms, making it a favorite for professional and novice photographers alike. Can […]

National Speleological Society

The National Speleological Society promotes safe and responsible caving practices, effective cave and karst management, speleology, and conservation. Members are bound together by their love of caves and caving and their desire to learn about the underground wilderness and protect it for future generations. NSS membership offers worldwide caver camaraderie and networking opportunities and access […]

Friends Projects

Keeping up the work helping the Park where help is needed. This year the Friends is maintaining the 266 road into the historic Sanson Ranch and buffalo jump, funding a Lidar digital tour of the scenic tour area, funding survey gear for the cave exploration teams, and helping establish a hiking trail head and trail […]

Discover Wind Cave Nature

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